Charlie Clark was appointed Deputy Director of the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) on November 1, 2016. He also continues to serve as Director of the Division of Consumer Services within DFI, having been appointed to that role on January 1, 2015. As Director of Consumer Services, he oversees the regulation of residential mortgage lenders and servicers, mortgage brokers, escrow agents, consumer finance companies, payday lenders, and money transmitters. Charlie previously served as the Program Manager of the Division’s Enforcement Unit since 2012. 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 currently sits on the Board of Directors and serves as Vice President of the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators. He received his undergraduate degree in Accounting and an M.B.A. from California State University, Sacramento. He received a J.D. degree in 1997 from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.