Marlon S. Cook

Senior Financial Advisor

Marlon Cook has over 35 years of regulatory experience and government service, having served with the Federal Deposit of Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for the majority of his career.

Marlon is well-versed in and familiar with assessing and evaluating the safety and soundness of large, mid-sized and community banking organizations, with specific background and expertise in risk management, compliance, resolutions, and economic analysis.

Marlon retired from his position as Associate Director within the FDIC’s Division of Insurance and Research (DIR) in Washington, D.C. in 2020. Prior to serving in this executive role, he was the Regional Manager for the FDIC’s Division of Insurance and Research in Atlanta, Georgia.

Marlon also served as an Assistant Regional Director for the FDIC’s Risk Management and Supervision (RMS) Division in Atlanta, with responsibility for insured institutions in the State of Georgia, and Assistant to the Director for the FDIC’s RMS in Washington, D.C.

Marlon has been a keynote speaker at industry conferences and events, providing professional guidance and technical assistance to banking professionals to increase their understanding of the intersection of economics and bank analysis. He was a founding member of the FDIC Minority Depository Institutions (MDI) Task Force, which is still in place providing technical assistance to MDIs.

Mr. Cook earned an MBA from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Mount St. Mary’s University.  He is also an honors graduate of the Graduate School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University, and in 2007, graduated from the FDIC Senior Executive Leadership Program.