Deal appoints Hagler to head banking and finance

Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed Kevin Hagler as the new commissioner of the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance. Hagler’s appointment comes in light of the retirement of Commissioner Robert Braswell, and is effective July 1.

Hagler has served as deputy commissioner for supervision at the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance since 2008, and is directly responsible for the department’s oversight of state chartered banks, credit union and trust companies. He has been with the department since 1997, serving in various roles including district director, supervisory examiner and senior finance examiner.

Hagler first gained knowledge of the banking industry in 1993 while working at Altus Bank in Mobile, Ala. After a year at Altus, he worked at SunTrust Bank in Atlanta until 1997. He has completed numerous courses, classes and seminars offered by the FDIC, the Federal Reserve, the FFIEC and CSBS. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from Auburn University and also holds the Certified Examination Manager designation from the Conference of State Bank Supervisors.

He and his wife, Anne, have one child. They reside in Duluth.

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