Connecticut Department of Banking Commissioner Howard Pitkin to Retire

December 19, 2014 Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that after nearly 40 years of service with the state agency, Department of Banking Commissioner Howard Pitkin intends to retire in January.  

Pitkin, a veteran of the United States Army Reserve, began his career in state service when he joined the Department of Banking as an Inspection Aide in 1977. Elevating to the role of chief of administration, Pitkin helped the department streamline with the consolidation of the bank examination and credit union divisions into one financial institutions division. In 2007, he was appointed by Gov. M. Jodi Rell to serve as commissioner of the state agency, and then was reappointed by Malloy upon his first inauguration in 2011.

Malloy, who was recently re-elected to a second term as governor, will announce a successor to serve as banking commissioner in the coming weeks.

The Connecticut Department of Banking is one of 46 state agencies that is a member of the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS). Mary Ellen O’Neill, Director of the Department’s Financial Institution Division, serves as chair-elect of the NASCUS Board.


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