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Stephen C. Taylor

photograph of Commissioner Stephen C. Taylor

Stephen C. Taylor is the Commissioner of the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB). Mayor Muriel Bowser nominated Taylor as Acting Commissioner on June 19, 2015 and the Council of the District of Columbia confirmed the nomination on November 3, 2015.

In this role, he is the chief regulator of the District of Columbia’s financial-services industries, including insurance companies and their representatives, District of Columbia-chartered and stated-chartered banks, mortgage lenders and brokers and all other non-depository financial institutions, as well as securities broker-dealers and investment advisors, and their agents and representatives.

Before his appointment as commissioner, Taylor served as Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) of the District of Columbia where he provided legal counsel to the District Department of Health Care Finance concerning its procurement operations. Prior to joining the OAG, he served as the chief procurement officer for the City of Alexandria, Virginia.  

Prior to those positions, Taylor spent 10 years in financial services regulation serving in various leadership roles including General Counsel and Acting Deputy Commissioner with DISB and the former Department of Banking and Financial Institutions. In those roles, Taylor directed DISB’s legislative and regulatory drafting programs, assisted in implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Previously, Taylor held positions in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer and the Council of the District of Columbia, where he worked on tax, budget, finance, economic development and land use issues.   

Additionally, Taylor served as a Uniform Law Commissioner for the District of Columbia from 2000 to 2011. During that tenure, he was a member of the following committees: Drafting and Standby Committees on the Uniform Debt-Management Services Act; Study Committee on Bank Deposits Act; Study and Drafting Committee on Insurable Interests in Trusts and Related Estate Planning; and Committee on Federal Relations.

Taylor holds a Juris Doctor and Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University.