Cooper and Gonzales Selected to the FFIEC State Liaison Committee

Today, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announced the re-election of Charles G. Cooper as SLC Chairman and the selection of Greg Gonzales to the State Liaison Committee (SLC).

The SLC Chairman’s one-year term runs from May 1 until April 30 of the following year. The SLC can re-elect the Chairman for additional terms. Cooper has been a member of the SLC and served as its Chairman since 2023.  Gonzales’s term runs from May 1, 2024, through April 30, 2026.

Cooper has been the Commissioner of the Texas Department of Banking since 2008. As Commissioner, he is responsible for the chartering, regulation, supervision, and examination of 214 Texas state-chartered banks, which have aggregate assets of approximately $426.6 billion. In addition, the Department supervises trust companies, foreign bank agencies and branches, prepaid funeral licensees, money service businesses, and perpetual care cemeteries.

Cooper has served in various positions with the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), including as Chairman in 2016 and currently as Chairman emeritus. He also serves as the state banking representative on the Financial Banking Information Infrastructure Committee and previously served on the Financial Stability Oversight Council.

Gonzales has been the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions since 2005. As Commissioner, he serves as Tennessee’s chief regulatory officer for all state-chartered depository and licensed non-depository financial institutions. He has also served as assistant commissioner and general counsel for the Department.

For a number of years, Gonzales served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Money Transmitter Regulators Association (MTRA), an organization of a majority of the states that regulate funds transfer companies. He served on the U.S. Treasury’s Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission and the Tennessee Collateral Pool Board. Gonzales previously served on the SLC from 2016 to 2021, and served as SLC Chair from 2017 to 2021. 

The SLC is composed of five members and, in addition to Cooper and Gonzales, includes:

  • Kevin Allard, Superintendent, Ohio Division of Financial Institutions, designated by the American Council of State Savings Supervisors (ACSSS);
  • Yolanda Ford, Deputy Superintendent, Community and Regional Banks Unit, New York State Department of Financial Services, designated by the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS);
  • Susannah Marshall, Commissioner, Arkansas Bank Department, designated by the CSBS.

The FFIEC was created by the Federal Financial Institutions Regulatory and Interest Rate Control Act of 1978 to “prescribe uniform principles and standards for the federal examination of financial institutions” and “make recommendations to promote uniformity” in the supervision of financial institutions. It also conducts schools for examiners employed by the five federal member agencies represented on the FFIEC and makes those schools available to employees of state agencies that supervise financial institutions.

The FFIEC consists of the following six voting members: a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; the Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; the Comptroller of the Currency; the Chairman of the National Credit Union Administration; and the Chair of the SLC.

The SLC consists of five representatives of state banking and credit union agencies that supervise financial institutions. Members are designated by the CSBS, ACSSS, NASCUS, and the FFIEC. The appointing organization may extend an SLC member’s two-year term for an additional two years.

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