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Did you know that as of January 1, 2024, the Corporate Transparency Act enacted by Congress requires many companies to report beneficial ownership information to the US Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)? Beneficial ownership information (BOI), as defined by FinCEN, is identifying information about the individuals who directly or indirectly own or control a company. Please review the BOI links on our website to see if you are required to report to FinCEN.

Management Team

Secretary of State Mark Hammond

Mark Hammond
Secretary of State


Melissa W. Dunlap
Deputy Secretary of State & Chief Legal Counsel

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Shannon A. Wiley
General Counsel & Director of Public Information

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Division Directors

Director of Administration
Tracy Watford

Director of Business Filings
Jody Steigerwalt

Director of Public Charities & Municipalities
Kimberly Wickersham

Director of Notaries, Boards & Commissions, Apostilles & Authentications
Kataria Watkins

Chief Investigator
Doug Renew

Director of Information Technology
Marion Weaver