Commissioner Pettijohn Bio

Leslie Pettijohn was appointed Texas Consumer Credit Commissioner by the Finance Commission of Texas in 1995.  Her experience spans over 30 years in financial regulation along with several years of accounting experience in the private sector.

Pettijohn, as Consumer Credit Commissioner, is responsible for the supervision of the regulated activities of 12 different types of nonbank financial service providers who collectively hold more than 36,000 licenses or registrations, and provide services such as consumer loans, motor vehicle sales financing, property tax loans, and pawn loans. She is committed to promoting and ensuring a healthy financial services market that is balanced and fair for both providers and consumers -- supporting economic prosperity for all Texans. She is an ardent supporter of programs that provide for the financial education of Texans.

She has been actively involved in the National Association of Consumer Credit Administrators for more than 25 years, having served in all leadership positions.  Pettijohn also served as a member of the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System Policy Committee from 2012-2018.  This 11-member committee, appointed by State Regulatory Registry (a subsidiary of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors), deliberates on policy issues that affect the operation of the NMLS and provides guidance and advice on system development prioritization.

Pettijohn, a native Texan, received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant.  She also completed the Governor’s Executive Development Program at the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs.  Pettijohn resides in Austin and has two daughters.