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About the Commissioner of Financial Regulation

Antonio P. Salazar, Commissioner of Financial RegulationAntonio P. Salazar, Commissioner of Financial Regulation

Antonio P. Salazar was named as the new Commissioner of Financial Regulation at the Office of the Commissioner Financial Regulation effective July 5, 2017. Mr. Salazar brings more than 30 years of experience in banking law, commercial financing transactions, loan restructurings and work-outs, real estate and general business law transactions.

Mr. Salazar is responsible for the Office as a whole, including the supervision of 53 banks, credit unions, and trust companies with depository assets totaling over $30 billion and non-depository trust company managed and non-managed assets totaling over $290 billion. The Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation also supervises over 17,000 non-depository licensees and registrants including mortgage lenders, brokers, servicers, and originators, money transmitters, check cashers, debt management services providers, debt settlement services providers, consumer lenders, sales finance companies, installment loan companies, credit service businesses, collection agencies and credit reporting agencies.

Mr. Salazar led the Banking and Financial Institutions practice at the law firm of Davis, Agnor, Rapaport, & Skalny, LLC from 2009 until joining the Office. Prior to joining the firm, he served as Deputy General Counsel of Provident Bank, a large regional mid-Atlantic bank based in Baltimore. Mr. Salazar started his banking career as an enforcement attorney with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. He holds a law degree from The George Washington University Law School and a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.

Mr. Salazar is admitted to practice law in the states of Maryland, Connecticut, and District of Columbia Bar. He was recently appointed by Governor Hogan to the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) Board of Directors. Mr. Salazar is a graduate of Leadership Howard County, Class of 1999, has served on a number of local non-profit boards and he is fluent in Spanish.