July 8 - On June 28, 2013, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced the appointment of Kevin Hagler as the new commissioner of the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance effective July 1, 2013.
Prior to his appointment as commissioner, Hagler served as deputy commissioner for supervision since Aug. 1, 2008, where he was directly responsible for supervision of depository financial institutions (state-chartered banks and trust companies; state-chartered credit unions; and bank holding companies and foreign banking organizations conducting business in Georgia).
Hagler began his career as an assistant financial examiner with the department in 1997. He progressed through the examiner ranks and became a supervisory examiner in 2002 in District 1 (Northwest Georgia). In 2003, he was appointed to the position of district director in District 1, where he assumed field regulatory and supervisory responsibilities for the financial institutions in the district.
Prior to joining the department, Hagler started his career by working for Altus Bank before taking a position with The Bank of Mobile. In 1994, he moved to Atlanta to work for SunTrust Bank in the factoring division, and later worked in retail banking. Hagler is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in finance and is a Certified Examination Manager.