Frankfort, KY: Governor Ernie Fletcher announced today that Thomas B. Miller, of Louisville has been appointed as Executive Director of the Office of Financial Institutions. (OFI).
As Executive Director, Miller will oversee the state agency responsible for licensing and regulating all state chartered banks and financial institutions including credit unions, savings and loans, mortgage companies and check-cashing companies. The agency also regulates investment securities and licenses securities brokers, dealers, agents, and investment advisers.
Miller is a recognized leader in Kentucky’s banking industry with more than 30 years of professional experience. In the 1980’s, Miller served as State Banking Commissioner in the Governor Martha Layne Collins administration. As an executive vice president with the Bank of Louisville, he was responsible for marketing bank services throughout the state, government relations and business development. He also served as the President of the Community Bankers of Kentucky where his leadership was instrumental in merging with the organization with the Kentucky Bankers Association (KBA) to form a single trade association representing the Commonwealth’s banking industry. Most recently he was an executive vice president with the KBA.
“Tom Miller has built a career serving Kentucky’s banking industry and protecting the interests of depositors and investors”, stated Governor Ernie Fletcher. “I am confident Tom’s leadership will provide us with healthy institutions and the access to capitol we need to bring jobs to Kentucky.”
"As a banker, senior government official, and trade association executive, my experience provides a unique insight into what is required to protect the security of our financial institutions while attracting new economic opportunities to Kentucky,” said Mr. Miller. “I am honored to be able to serve the commonwealth in this capacity.”