Gordon M. Cooley Joins MD Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation as
Gordon M. Cooley,
Deputy Commissioner of Financial Regulation
Mark Kaufman, Commissioner of Financial Regulation, is pleased to announce that Gordon M. Cooley has joined the Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation ("Commissioner") as Deputy Commissioner. Mr. Cooley brings an extensive legal and business background in banking and financial services to the Commissioner's Office. For the past 6 years, Mr. Cooley served as Regional President at PNC for Western Maryland with overall responsibility for the bank's activities in Frederick, Allegany and Washington counties. He was previously SVP / Deputy General Counsel at Mercantile Bancorp for four years and, prior to that, SVP/General Counsel at F&M Bancorp in Frederick from 1985 to 2004. His extensive experience will be a huge asset as the Commissioner's Office works to protect consumers and oversee financial services in an environment that is becoming significantly more complex, from the regulatory, legal and operating perspectives.
Mr. Cooley has demonstrated a strong commitment to community service throughout his career. He recently served as Chair of the Interfaith Housing Alliance and was recognized by Legal Aid as 1 of 100 Champions of Legal Justice in 2011. He was the first recipient of the Frederick County Bar Association's Pro Bono Service Award, which was renamed and is now presented annually as the Gordon M. Cooley Pro Bono Service Award.
As Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Cooley will lead the oversight of all non-depository institutions. He will also participate extensively in the oversight of depository institutions including banks, credit unions and trust companies.
Please join us in welcoming Mr. Cooley to the Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation.