KC Mohseni has been appointed chief deputy commissioner of the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI).
He was appointed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom in October 2023 to help oversee the department’s efforts to protect consumers, regulate financial services, and foster responsible innovation.
Mohseni brings experience from more than a decade in leadership roles in the State of California. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer in the state controller’s office from 2022 to 2023. He was deputy director of administration at the California Department of Housing and Community Development from 2020 to 2022, where he managed the department’s growth through nearly doubling its budget and implementing the innovative Homekey and Emergency Rental Assistance flagship programs.
Mohseni was also project director for the California Homeless Data Integration System at the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency from 2018 to 2019, and chief fiscal officer at the California Board of State and Community Corrections from 2015 to 2018, where he oversaw the implementation of the financial information system for California.
Mohseni is a California native. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from UC Irvine, and a Juris Doctor degree from the UC Davis School of Law.
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