NASCUS leader Pleger named
to exam council's State Liaison Committee

April 1, 2019 -- Former NASCUS Regulator Board Chairman – and current board member -- Steve Pleger is now a member of the commmittee of state regulators that advises the umbrella group of federal financial institution regulators, it was announced Monday.

Pleger, the senior deputy commissioner for the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, was nominated for the two-year seat on the State Liaison Committee (SLC) of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) by NASCUS. In his role as deputy commissioner, Pleger is responsible for general administration and oversight of the department; development of policies and regulations; oversight of information technology, security, and project management; and liaison to government agencies (state and federal) as well as various trade groups.

The SLC is made up of five representatives of state banking and credit union agencies that supervise financial institutions. Members are designated by the NASCUS, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), the American Council of State Savings Supervisors (ACSSS) and the FFIEC. An SLC member may have his or her two-year term extended by the appointing organization for an additional, two-year term.

Other members of the SLC are: Chairman Greg Gonzales, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, who was appointed Monday to a second, two-year term; John Ducrest, commissioner of the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions (OFI), appointed Monday; and continuing, current members of the council: Edward Joseph Face, commissioner of financial institutions for the Virginia State Corporation Commission's Bureau of Financial Institutions; and; Tom Fite, director, Indiana Department of Financial Institutions. Both were confirmed by the FFIEC for their positions.

Pleger, Ducrest Appointed, Gonzales Re-Appointed, to FFIEC State Liaison Committee