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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 01-08
July 6, 2001
Contact: Alana Fernandez Golden, Public Information Officer
(916) 322-5966

Craig Carlson Appointed Deputy Commissioner for California Department of Financial Institutions

SACRAMENTO - Department of Financial Institutions Commissioner Donald R. Meyer today announced the appointment of Craig A. Carlson as Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Financial Institutions, San Diego/Orange County Region, and effective June 18, 2001.

Mr. Carlson joined the California State Banking Department (now the Department of Financial Institutions) as a Junior Bank Examiner in 1974 and has been an Assistant Deputy Commissioner in the San Diego Office since 1986.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from San Diego State University and is a graduate of the National Commercial Lending School in Norman, Oklahoma.

Mr. Carlson was a faculty member of the California Banking School from 1989 until 1998. In addition, he has been an instructor for the Conference of State bank Supervisors (CSBS) in Washington, DC and from 1991 to 1992 he was Chairman of the CSBS Curricula Committee. CSBS is the largest provider of bank examiner technical training for state banking departments nationwide.

Mr. Carlson will be located in the San Diego Office at (858) 642-4242.

The Department of Financial Institutions is responsible for regulating the safety and soundness of California's state-chartered financial institutions, including state-licensed banks, state-licensed savings and loans, trust companies, state-licensed offices of foreign banks, issuers of travelers checks and payment instruments (money orders), transmitters of money abroad, state-licensed credit unions, and state-licensed industrial banks. DFI reports to Secretary Maria Contreras-Sweet of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency and Governor Gray Davis.