Charles G. Cooper

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Charles G. Cooper
Texas Department of Banking

Charles G. Cooper was appointed Texas Banking Commissioner by the Texas Finance Commission on December 1, 2008. His banking career spans over 45 years and includes senior level positions in both the public and private sectors. As Texas Banking Commissioner, his responsibilities include the chartering, regulation, supervision and examination of 264 Texas state-chartered banks with aggregate assets of approximately $241.9 billion. His duties also encompass trust companies, foreign bank agencies and branches, non-bank supervision programs that include the licensing, regulation and supervision of funeral contract providers, perpetual care cemeteries, and money service businesses, as well as the registration of private child support enforcement agencies. He also serves as chairman-elect of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. A native Texan, Cooper holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and economics from Baylor University and is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. He also holds an advanced peace officer certification with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. He has been on the board of the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate since 1990 and has been a member of the State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Auction Committee since 2005.