Charlie Clark
Charles Clark
Washington State Department of Financial Institutions; Chair-elect, CSBS

Charlie E. Clark was appointed Director of the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) on April 1, 2019.  He first joined DFI in 2012 and served in the roles of Division of Consumer Services Enforcement Program Manager and Division Director before serving as agency Deputy Director beginning in November 2016.  Prior to joining the DFI, Charlie represented the DFI as its lead litigation counsel as an Assistant Attorney General from 2005 through 2011.  Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, he worked as an attorney in private practice.  Charlie sat on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators from 2014 to 2023, serving as its President from 2018 to 2020.  He also currently sits on the Board of Directors and serves as Chair Elect of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, having previously served as Secretary, Treasurer and Vice-Chair.  He received his undergraduate degree in Accounting and an M.B.A. from California State University, Sacramento.  He received a J.D. degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.