Gordon M. Cooley, Deputy Commissioner of
Gordon M. Cooley
Deputy Commissioner of Financial Regulation
Gordon M. Cooley was appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Financial Regulation in December, 2013. As Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Cooley
directly oversees all non-depository institutions, including some 10,000 licensees that range from mortgage lenders and brokers to check cashers and
debt management firms. Mr. Cooley also participates in the oversight of depository institutions including banks, credit unions, and trust companies.
Mr. Cooley brings 28 years of banking and financial
services experience to the Division. Most recently, Mr.
Cooley was Regional President, PNC Bank, in the bank's
western Maryland region. Prior banking roles include
positions with PNC predecessors in Maryland, Farmers &
Mechanics National Bank and F&M Bancorp where he served
as general counsel and in various capacities as a member of
the executive management team, and also Mercantile
Bankshares Corporation, where Mr. Cooley served as Senior
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel.
Mr. Cooley has been actively involved in the community, currently serving on the boards of the Maryland
Humanities Council and the Weinberg Center for the Arts, Inc.
Past service includes President of The Bar Association of Frederick County, Maryland, and the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau's Equal Justice Council.
For his commitment to pro bono service, Mr. Cooley has been recognized as 1 of 100 Champions of Justice by the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau at its
100th anniversary celebration, by the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland at its 20th anniversary celebration, and by the Frederick County Bar
Association with the first Gordon M. Cooley Pro Bono Service Award.
Mr. Cooley received his B.A. degree in Political Science from Randolph-Macon College and his J.D. degree from the University of Richmond, Virginia.