Barbour names banking commissioner

Gov. Haley Barbour has appointed Theresa Brady as commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance.

Brady, was deputy commissioner since 2000, succeeds John Allison, who retired last month. The appointment takes effect immediately, but must be confirmed by Senate.

“Through her various roles in the department, Theresa has good foundation of knowledge to rely upon in her new position,” Barbour said in a statement Monday. “I appreciate John Allison’s leadership as commissioner and his decades of service to the public.”

The Columbus-native joined the department in 1981 as a bank examiner. She previously served as bond director for the state Treasury Department and as an assistant city attorney for the city of Jackson.

Clarion Ledger