New FI regulators named in Ohio, Conn.

February 18, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn., and COLUMBUS, Ohio. (2/19/15)--New regulators of significance to credit unions have been appointed in Connecticut and Ohio.

In Connecticut, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced he has selected Jorge Perez to serve as Commissioner of the Department of Banking, which is responsible for the regulation of a broad range of financial institutions, including credit unions, and other financial companies.

With more than 25 years of experience working in the banking industry, Perez currently serves as vice president senior commercial loan officer with Liberty Bank. Prior to that, he worked at Sovereign Bank New England as the vice president/community banking manager of the New Haven Exchange Branch.

Perez will begin the position on March 13.  He will succeed Howard Pitkin, who retired from the position in January.

"We look forward to working with future Commissioner Perez and continuing our close relationship with the staff at the Department of Banking to ensure credit unions remain a strong and vibrant industry, well-positioned to respond to consumer needs," said Jill Nowacki, president of the Credit Union League of Connecticut.

Ohio Department of Commerce Director Andre T. Porter has named Robert W. Rutkowski as deputy superintendent for credit unions. Rutkowski will be begin serving as deputy superintendent on Monday.

Rutkowski has nearly 30 years of experience in the legal profession, including 14 working with the credit union industry in regulatory compliance, contract negotiation, employment law and real estate law.