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About the Commissioner of Financial Regulation

Antonio P. Salazar, Commissioner of Financial Regulation

Antonio P. Salazar, Commissioner of Financial Regulation

Tony Salazar is serving as Maryland’s 23rd Commissioner of Financial Regulation. Commissioner Salazar is an attorney and has nearly 40 years of experience in banking law, commercial financing transactions, loan restructurings and work-outs, real estate, and general business law transactions.

As Commissioner, Mr. Salazar is responsible for the Office of Financial Regulation which is Maryland’s consumer financial protection agency and financial regulator. The Office is responsible for the supervision of all of the state-chartered banks, credit unions, and trust companies and over 18,000 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, mobile home retailers, and consumer credit reporting agencies.

He is an active member of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors where he serves on the Non-Depository Supervisory Committee and was recently elected to be Chair-elect of the Board of Directors. Commissioner Salazar has regular contact with federal financial regulatory authorities and in Maryland, he is a member of the Maryland Commission on Financial Education and Capability.

Mr. Salazar holds a law degree from The George Washington University Law School and a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. He is admitted to practice law in the states of Maryland, Connecticut, and District of Columbia Bar. He is a graduate of Leadership Howard County, Class of 1999, Leadership Maryland class of ‘20/’21, and has served on a number of local non-profit boards. He is fluent in Spanish and an automobile enthusiast.