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Meet the Commissioner


Governor Chris Christie nominated Mr. Kobylowski to serve as Commissioner of Banking and Insurance on January 30, 2012. Mr. Kobylowski served as Acting Commissioner from February 11, 2012, until his appointment was confirmed by the Senate on December 20, 2012.

Mr. Kobylowski joined the Department of Banking and Insurance as Chief of Staff in February 2010 and took on the additional role of Acting Director of Banking in October 2011.

He served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Department with full responsibility for all legislative, regulatory, operational and administrative matters and also served as the Department’s liaison with other State departments and federal agencies, notably the Federal Reserve and the FDIC.

He was instrumental in leading the Department through successful reaccreditations by both the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and is a gubernatorial appointee to the State Employees’ Health Benefits Plan Design Committee and the School Employees’ Health Benefits Plan Design Committee.

Prior to joining the Department, Mr. Kobylowski was in private law practice for 20 years, beginning at Connell, Foley & Geiser in Roseland, New Jersey and then moving to Herrick, Feinstein LLP, first in its New York City office and then in its Newark, New Jersey office.  He represented a wide array of clients, including banks, insurance companies, lenders, developers and public and private entities.  Before practicing law, Mr. Kobylowski began his professional career as a bank analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

He is a magna cum laude graduate of Seton Hall University and a cum laude graduate of New York Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the Journal of International and Comparative Law.

He and his wife, the former Nancy M. Harz, have two children.

Kenneth E. Kobylowski

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The mission of the Department of Banking and Insurance is to regulate the banking, insurance and real estate industries in a professional and timely manner that protects and educates consumers and promotes the growth, financial stability and efficiency of those industries.
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