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Haslam To Keep Bredesen’s Financial Institutions Commissioner

Press Release from Governor-elect Bill Haslam; Dec. 9, 2010:

Gonzales Has Been Commissioner Under Gov. Phil Bredesen Since 2007

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Haslam announced today he will retain Greg Gonzales as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions.

Gonzales has served as Commissioner since 2007 serving as the state’s chief regulatory officer of all state-chartered depository and licensed non-depository financial institutions.

He was acting commissioner starting in December 2005. He has worked in the department since 1986 working in such capacities as assistant commissioner and general counsel.

“We discovered quickly during the transition that Greg has incredible support across the state,” Haslam said. “He’s gained the respect of Tennesseans and the state’s financial institutions, and I know he’ll keep up his good work and maintain his strong commitment to serving all Tennesseans.”

Gonzales serves on the Board of Directors of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, and he also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Money Transmitter Regulators Association.

“I’m very excited that Gov.-elect Haslam wants me on his team because there are a number of challenges out there,” Gonzales said. “I’m going to continue working with the state’s financial institutions to make certain they remain well-positioned to serve the people of Tennessee.”

Gonzales was born in Cookeville, earning a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Technological University and law degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Gonzales, 53, is married to Lori, and they have a daughter, Annie. They are members of North Boulevard Church of Christ in Murfreesboro.

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