Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that Gloria Papiez will be the permanent director of the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions. She was named interim director in October following the retirement of Scott Jarvis.
“Gloria has played a pivotal role in building DFI into one of the top agencies in the nation in financial education. Gloria’s state financial regulation experience coupled with her government service gives me great confidence in her leadership,” Inslee said.
DFI is a nationally-recognized leader in state financial regulation, which helped move the state from 17th in the nation to 10th on Washington's Corporation for Enterprise Development Scorecard Ranking in "Financial Assets & Income.”
Papiez has worked at DFI since 2000 where, in addition to serving as interim director, she also served as deputy director. She previously worked as assistant director of administration at the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission, and assistant director of audit at the Washington State Auditor’s Office.
She served as a board member on the Financial Managers Advisory Council, is a member of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, and currently serves on the governor’s Prosperous Economy Results Washington Goal Council.
Papiez received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington and completed a Harvard Executive Education Program for Washington State Executives.