Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed a new leader for the state department overseeing banks.
Kevin Hagler has been appointed the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance effective July 1.
He replaces Robert Braswell, who is leaving the regulatory agency to become a lobbyist for the banking industry.
Hagler has worked as the department's deputy commissioner for supervision since 2008. He is responsible for oversight of state-chartered banks, credit unions and trust companies. He previously worked at Altus Bank in Mobile, Ala., and SunTrust Bank in Atlanta.