In accordance with Governor Lamont's emergency declaration, employees and the public are asked to observe social distancing measures to ensure communal safety and to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). People are asked to work from home and telecommute wherever possible. Adhering to these instructions, the Department of Banking has closed its offices to the public. However, agency staff will continue to provide services to consumers and industry through telework. When contacting the Department, please use electronic communication whenever possible. Agency staff will continue to check voicemails during this time. Consumers are encouraged to use our online form for complaints. If you are unsure where to send an inquiry, you may send it to and it will be routed appropriately. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Banking Commissioners
(1900 to Present)

  Banking Commissioners    Term of Office 
From / To
Charles H. Noble 1900 1906
George F. Kendall 1900 1906
Charles H. Noble 1907 1911
Norris S. Lippitt 1907 1911
Norris S. Lippitt 1911 1914
Fred P. Holt 1911 1915
Prior to 1915, two Banking Commissioners
served concurrently as agency administrators.
Everett J. Sturges 1915 1922
John K. Bissland 1922 1922
John B. Byrne 1922 1927
Lester E. Shippee 1927 1931
George J. Bassett 1931 1933
Walter Perry 1933 1943
Richard Rapport 1943 1951
Lynwood K. Elmore 1951 1955
Henry H. Pierce Jr. 1955 1960
Philip Hewes 1960 1970
Gerald A. Lamb 1970 1971
James E. Hagen 1971 1975
Lawrence Connell Jr. 1975 1977
David H. Neiditz 1977 1981
Brian J. Woolf 1981 1985
Howard B. Brown Jr. 1985 1991
Ralph M. Shulansky 1991 1995
John P. Burke 1995 2006
Howard F. Pitkin 2006 2015
Jorge L. Perez  2015  present

Historical Listing of Deputy Banking Commissioners