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New Deputy Commissioner for Financial Services & Consumer Protection

The Maryland Office of Financial Regulation has named Kathleen “Kat” Hyland as its new Deputy Commissioner for Financial Services & Consumer Protection.

Hyland joined the office last month and oversees licensing, enforcement, and financial services supervision units. She coordinates with agency senior leadership, other state and federal regulators and law enforcement agencies, and oversees the operation of Financial Services initiatives.

Hyland brings over fifteen years of consumer protection and public policy experience to the Office of Financial Regulation. Prior to joining the Office, Kat served as an assistant attorney general in the Consumer Protection Division of the Maryland Office of the Attorney General after several years as principal of Hyland Law Firm, where she assisted consumers dealing with auto fraud, mortgage fraud, debt collection issues, and student loan problems.

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