Gov. Phil Bryant has reappointed veteran banking regulator Charlotte Corley as banking commissioner.
Bryant first appointed Corley, a Gulfport native and 30-year veteran of the Department of Banking & Consumer Finance, to head the department in November 2014. She replaced Jerry Wilson after his retirement. Wilson had taken over for longtime commissioner John Allison.
Corley has been a banking regulator in Mississippi her entire working life, having joined the Department of Banking & Consumer Finance as a bank examiner in 1985. She became banking division director in 2000, after a 13-year stint as a field examiner.
Before becoming commissioner, she served as deputy commissioner, and is credited with helping the department achieve one of the highest accreditation rankings the Conference of State Bank Supervisors awards state banking agencies.
Corley went to work for the banking department a year after receiving a bachelor of business administration degree with a banking and finance major from Mississippi State University.
In a press statement on Corley’s reappointment, Bryant said, “She has proven herself an effective leader of the Department of Banking & Consumer Finance and has operated the agency with efficiency and integrity.”