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CFPB Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Tue 10 Jan, 2017  /  by   /   Client Alerts

01/10/17 – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced changes to senior leadership within the Bureau.

The positions announced are: the Chief of Staff; the Chief Information Officer; the Chief Financial Officer; the Assistant Director of Consumer Lending, Reporting, and Collections Markets; and the Assistant Director for the Office for Servicemember Affairs.

The following individuals were announced as joining the CFBP leadership team:

Leandra English is returning to the CFPB to serve as the Chief of Staff. Ms. English has previously served in a number of senior leadership roles at the Bureau, including deputy chief operating officer, acting chief of staff, deputy chief of staff, and deputy associate director of external affairs. Most recently, Ms. English served as the principal deputy chief of staff at the Office of Personnel Management.

Jerry Horton will serve as the CFPB’s Chief Information Officer. Before joining the Bureau, Mr. Horton worked at the Department of State where he started and led the Office of the Chief Architect for State’s global information presence.

Paul Kantwill will serve as the CFPB’s Assistant Director for Servicemember Affairs. Prior to joining the Bureau, Mr. Kantwill served as the director in the Office of Legal Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Personnel & Readiness at the Pentagon.

John McNamara will serve as the CFPB’s Assistant Director of Consumer Lending, Reporting, and Collections Markets. Mr. McNamara previously served in the same capacity in an acting role, and before that was the debt collection program manager at the Bureau.

Elizabeth (Eli) Reilly will serve as the CFPB’s Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Reilly previously served as the deputy chief financial officer at the Bureau, joining as one of the agency’s first employees in 2010. Prior to joining the CFPB, Ms. Reilly was a program examiner and acting branch chief at the Office of Management and Budget.

CFPB Press Release.