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For Immediate Release
September 14, 2018
Jeff Sigmund
(202) 663-5439
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ABA Mourns the Passing of Mark Olson

By Rob Nichols, ABA president and CEO

​“We at ABA were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Mark Olson. Mark’s career of service to the banking industry—and to the country—spanned more than half a century, including serving as ABA’s chairman, a Federal Reserve governor and chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.  I know the country will miss Mark’s wise counsel and commitment to public service.
“Beyond his intimate understanding of banking policy and the economy, I knew Mark as a friend, loving father and husband. On behalf of everyone at ABA, we extend our deepest sympathies to Mark's family and friends at this difficult time.”
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The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $17 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $13 trillion in deposits and extend nearly $10 trillion in loans.