Mario Treto Jr. appointed as secretary of the Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation


On Tuesday, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker appointed Mario Treto, Jr. to serve as Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), pending confirmation by the Illinois Senate.

The board chair for Howard Brown Health, Treto has also served as Director of Real Estate at the IDFPR and Deputy City Attorney for the city of Evanston. He has also been recognized by the International Municipal Lawyers Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, and the National LGBT Bar.

“Mario Treto Jr. and Laurie Murphy have proven themselves exemplary leaders, and I’m thrilled to welcome them to their new roles at IDFPR,” said JB Pritzker. “As the head regulator for Illinois’ real estate industry, Mario has not only vastly improved the Division’s processes, but he has spearheaded critical diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. I’m grateful that Mario shares our vision of ensuring the safety of our residents and our financial institutions, while increasing diverse representation across all regulated industries to help better reflect our state. I also want to wish Deborah Hagan all the best in her retirement and commend her unwavering advocacy on behalf of Illinois consumers and families.”

“I am honored to continue to work on behalf of the people of Illinois as Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation,” said Treto. “Together we can ensure that Illinois continues to defend the interests of consumers and provide critical services to our residents. I want to thank Governor Pritzker for the opportunity to serve and empower communities across Illinois.”

Equality Illinois congratulated Treto on their Facebook page.



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