Scott D. Clarke is the Assistant Director of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Banking with responsibility for management of the Bureau of Banks, Trust Companies and Savings Institutions. The Bureau has responsibility for the chartering or authorization and the supervision, regulation and examination of state chartered banks, savings banks, trust departments, trust companies, and foreign banking offices. The Bureau is also responsible for the examination and regulation of the data processing centers of state banks and trust companies. The Bureau also licenses foreign bank representative offices, foreign corporate fiduciaries and pawnshops and pawnbroker managers and registers check printers and non-bank owners of cash dispensing terminals. Prior to his appointment as Assistant Director he served as the Acting Commissioner of Banks and Trust Companies for the State of Illinois. He also served as the director of the fiduciary activities and information technology examination divisions within the agency.
Clarke is a graduate of Western Illinois University, where he earned his degree in Political Science and Public Administration. He is a graduate of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's White Collar Crime and Testifying Schools, the FBI's Bank Fraud School and various other banking schools and seminars.
Clarke recently served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and as Chairman of the Education Foundation of State Bank Supervisors which establishes and funds state bank examiner education throughout the country. Clarke also recently completed his term as co-chair of the United States Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Networks Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group Banking Committee. He serves as a member of the United States Secret Service Chicago Electronic Crimes Task Force, a member of the Illinois Terrorism Task Force and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Council of State Savings Supervisors.
Clarke also serves as the Chairman of Government and External Relations for the American Red Cross in Illinois.