Senior Deputy Commissioner, Division of Corporations & Financial Institutions
Greg Young currently serves as the Senior Deputy Commissioner for Corporations and Financial Institutions within the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation. Greg was appointed to this role by Governor Gavin Newsom on February 27, 2023 and joined DFPI on March 30, 2023.
Prior to this role, Greg was Community Lending Manager for Umpqua Bank where he was charged with building out the strategy and delivery of Umpqua’s Home Lending plan focused on increasing homeownership amongst underserved and under-resourced communities throughout Umpqua’s 5 state footprint in the West. Greg has over 25 year’s experience in a variety of sales and marketing leadership roles at American Express, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and New York Life. In 2008, Greg was a Founding Partner and Executive Coach with ThinkFeelKnow, an executive coaching and communications firm.
In the government sector, Greg spent time in Washington D.C. where he was Chief Legislative Clerk for Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the Labor and Human Resources Committee. Locally where Greg resides in Martinez, CA, Greg has served on the Martinez Planning Commission, Library Commission, and the Contra Costa Library Commission. In 2004, Greg ran for Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors District 2.
He has been a guest lecturer on a variety of topics at U.C. Berkeley and Cal State East Bay. Greg was a guest lecturer at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA where he taught a non-profit financial management course in the School of Business and Management. Greg has served on several boards in his local community including the Diablo Valley College Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of Contra Costa County, Bay Area Development Company, and Juvenile Hall Auxiliary of Contra Costa County to name a few.
Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and an Executive MBA from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA.