Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University
Howard Ptikin is one of three holdovers from the administration of Gov. M. Jodi Rell who was reappointed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. A 30-year veteran of the Department of Banking, Pitkin has lead the agency for the past five years.The commissioner administers state laws governing commercial and savings banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions, consumer credit, broker-dealers, investment advisers, securities, tender offers and business opportunities.Pitkin also will continue to oversee the supervision of 40 state-chartered banks and thrifts and 34 state-chartered credit unions. The Banking department has a $20.6 million annual budget and nearly 120 employees.Prior to serving as commissioner, Pitkin was chief of administration, which included overseeing the agency's technological initiatives, and restructuring the bank examination and credit union divisions into the financial institutions division.Pitkin had served on the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and the board of the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors.Pitkin also is a veteran of the United States Army Reserve.He is married and resides in South Windsor. Pitkin has two children and three grandchildren.