San Francisco attorney Teveia Barnes has been appointed commissioner of the California Department of Financial Institutions, whose oversight includes credit unions.
Barnes’ appointment by Gov. Jerry Brown requires Senate confirmation and she would succeed outgoing DFI Commissioner William Haraf, who said he is leaving the agency effective Friday.
Brown’s office said Barnes has been a partner at Foley and Lardner LLP since 2005 and president and executive director at Lawyers for One America since 1999.
She was appointed to that post by former President Bill Clinton. LFOA is a national non-profit organization commissioned to work with a collaboration of lawyers and organizations to promote diversity and pro bono services for women and minorities in the legal profession.
Barnes also is a former executive director and general counsel at the Bar Association of San Francisco.
She worked at Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association from 1986 to 1999 in multiple positions, including associate general counsel and senior vice president.
Barnes is a Democrat with a law degree from New York University and serves on the boards of directors of the U.S. Bank Advisory Board of Northern California and On Lok Inc., the announcement said.
The position pays $142,965.