Strunk named Colorado banking commissioner

The Department of Regulatory Agencies has named Steve Strunk, president of Kirkpatrick Bank in Colorado, as the state’s banking commissioner effective April 12.

“Steve brings an extraordinary and unique set of skills, experiences and expertise in the banking industry – from bank acquisitions and management, to commercial banker, to trust officer, to internal examiner,” said DORA Executive Director Barbara Kelley in a statement.

The position has been open since November 2008 when Richard Fulkerson retired. Since then, State Securities Commissioner Fred Joseph has served as acting commissioner.

Strunk has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the Southwestern School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.

Read more about Strunk in a CSBJ feature from Nov. 14, 2008.