Hughes becomes deputy director in Idaho

Oct. 30, 2018 -- Mary Hughes is the new deputy director of the Idaho Department of Finance (DOF), working with all of the agency’s entities, including those regulating credit unions, banks, collection agencies, consumer entities, money transmitters, mortgage services, securities and other agencies.

Formerly, Hughes was financial institutions bureau chief for the agency. Taking her place in that position (in an “acting” role) will be Brad Bergquist. Gavin M. Gee remains director of the DOF.

Hughes, a former officer and director of NASCUS, joined the DOF in 1990 as a deputy attorney general, primarily litigating cases brought to enforce the state’s securities and mortgage laws; she was appointed the DOF lead attorney in 1997. She served as the Consumer Finance Bureau Chief, supervising the state’s non-depository financial institutions, from 2000 until 2003, at which time she was appointed deputy director.

She is a member of the State Liaison Committee for the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC); she is the NASCUS appointee to the committee.