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Governor Larry Hogan announces Antonio “Tony” Salazar as Commissioner of Financial Regulation at DLLR

Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan announced Thursday that Tony Salazar will be officially named as the new Commissioner of Financial Regulation at the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) effective July 5, 2017. Mr. Salazar brings more than 30 years of experience in banking law, commercial financing transactions, loan restructurings and work-outs, real estate and general business law and transactions.

“Tony Salazar brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Division of Financial Regulation,” said Labor Secretary Kelly Schulz. “As Commissioner, he will have a very important role of regulatory oversight and public policy development. We are very fortunate to have a professional of Tony’s caliber serving the citizens of the state.”

Since 2009, Mr. Salazar has lead the Banking and Financial Institutions practice at the law firm Davis, Agnor, Rapaport, & Skalny, LLC. Prior to joining the firm, Tony served for 18 years as Deputy General Counsel of Provident Bank, a large regional mid-Atlantic bank based in Baltimore. He started his banking career as an enforcement attorney with office of Comptroller of the currency. He holds a law degree from The George Washington University Law School and a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.

Mr. Salazar is admitted to the Maryland, Connecticut, and District of Columbia Bar. Tony was recently appointed by Governor Hogan to the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) Board of Directors. He is graduate of Leadership Howard County, Class of 1999, has served as President of the James Rouse Entrepreneurial Fund and the Centro de la Comunidad, is a member of the Hispanic Bar Association, MakingChange, and speaks fluent Spanish.