BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Department of Financial Institutions Commissioner Robert Entringer will retire Nov. 30, Gov. Doug Burgum announced today, extending his gratitude to Entringer for his 35 years with the department.
Entringer was appointed commissioner in January 2011 by then-Gov. Jack Dalrymple and was reappointed by Burgum last December.
He joined the department in 1979 as a financial institutions examiner, left in 1984 to work for a local bank and rejoined the department in 1987. Prior to being named commissioner, Entringer served as the department’s assistant commissioner and chief examiner of banks.
“Bob has built a well-deserved reputation as a fair regulator who provides consistently sound oversight of our state-chartered banks, credit unions, and other financial services providers,” Burgum said. “We are deeply grateful for his dedicated service to North Dakota’s financial institutions and consumers, and we wish him all the best in retirement.”
A Bismarck native, Entringer earned bachelor of science degrees in business administration and accounting from the University of Mary in Bismarck in 1979 and 1992, respectively. He graduated from the Colorado Graduate School of Banking in Boulder in 1994.
“It has truly been an honor to have served the state of North Dakota for 35 years,” Entringer said. “I believe our agency has been a regulator and a partner to the entities we oversee. Being a resource to these companies is vital to our mission of maintaining public confidence by ensuring the safe and sound operation of banks, credit unions, and our other licensees. I would also like to thank Governor Burgum and his team for the opportunity to work with them and for the confidence he placed in me.”