State Agencies Announced Various Leadership Changes

Jan. 10, 2011 — Since the New Year began, some state agencies around the country have made announcements regarding its state regulatory leadership.

Most announcements and reappointments are a result of recent changes in governor's houses and some retirements. NASCUS looks forward to continuing to work with these individuals, and welcoming new commissioners.

NASCUS Chairman Tom Candon was reappointed by the new Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin. Candon will continue to serve as Deputy Commissioner of Banking and Securities, Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration.

Howard Pitkin, Connecticut Department of Banking, was reappointed by new Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy to continue serving as commissioner of the agency.

North Dakota
Bob Entringer was selected as Commissioner of the North Dakota Department of Financial Institutions, replacing Tim Karsky who left the agency in late 2010 to join the private sector as a bank executive.

Former NASCUS Board member Pat Murphy was named Acting Asst. Commissioner of Credit Unions for the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions.

Ken Bonnot was selected as the Director of the Missouri Division of Credit Unions. He was previously the Deputy Director.

John Kolhoff was selected as Deputy Commissioner of Credit Unions for the Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation. Kolhoff follows Roger Little, who retired Jan. 1, 2011. Kolhoff was the Asst. Deputy Commissioner prior to this selection.

NASCUS will report on additional state agency news as news develops. State agencies can send their leadership announcements to