Staff Contact Information

The information provided below links to the primary contacts, by Division, of the Department of Banking and Finance.


Main Office Mailing Address, & Phone Numbers:


Department of Banking and Finance

2990 Brandywine Road, Suite 200

Atlanta, GA 30341-5565


Phone: (770) 986-1633 or

Toll Free: (888) 986-1633

 


OFFICE HOURS are 8:00am to 5:00pm - Monday thru Friday

 


Organizational Chart:



MAIN OFFICE CONTACTS


Kevin B. Hagler, Commissioner
khagler@dbf.state.ga.us


Steve Pleger, Senior Deputy Commissioner
spleger@dbf.state.ga.us


 


SUPERVISION DIVISION


The primary responsibility of the Supervision Division is the supervision, regulation, and examination of Georgia state-chartered financial institutions including: banks, credit unions, trust companies and merchant acquirer limited purpose banks chartered in Georgia. The Division also regulates bank holding companies and international banking organizations conducting business in Georgia. The Division is also responsible for processing various types of applications, registrations, and notifications filed by financial institutions. The Supervision Division has four examination districts which are assigned different geographic regions of the state to facilitate the supervisory process.


(PLEASE NOTE: The Department does not regulate or have jurisdiction over national banks, state banks headquartered outside of Georgia, trust companies headquartered outside of Georgia, federal credit unions, and credit unions headquartered outside of Georgia and cannot assist with any consumer inquiries or complaints concerning such institutions.)


Bank and Related Entities Supervision Contacts


Credit Union Supervision Contacts


 


NON-DEPOSITORY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS DIVISION


The Non-Depository Financial Institutions Division is responsible for the licensing, supervision, and examination of mortgage brokers, mortgage processors, mortgage lenders, and mortgage loan originators. This Division is also responsible for the licensing and supervision of check cashers, sellers/issuers of payment instruments, money transmitters (collectively referred to as Money Service Businesses or MSBs) and consumer installment lenders.


Link to Division Contacts concerning Mortgage Entities


Link to Division Contacts concerning MSBs


Link to Division Contacts concerning consumer installment lenders


 


LEGAL DIVISION


The Legal Affairs Division is primarily responsible for legal advice and legislative drafting support for the Commissioner and Department staff.  The Program also responds to Georgia Open Records Act requests and subpoena responses, in addition to coordinating legal matters with the Georgia Attorney General's Office and other state and local agencies.


Oscar B. Fears, III, Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs
bfears@dbf.state.ga.us

 


ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION


The primary responsibilities of the Administrative Division are human resources, accounting, budget and support services.


Renee Martin, Deputy Commissioner for Administration
rmartin@dbf.state.ga.us


Christopher Pittman, Accounting Director I
cpittman@dbf.state.ga.us


Marilyn Harris, Personnel Officer
mharris@dbf.state.ga.us