Hensarling announces senior staffers to help lead committee

Jeb Hensarling

Jeb Hensarling

Jeb Hensarling, the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced on a number of senior staffers tasked with helping him lead the committee’s efforts during the new Congress.

“Our members are fortunate to have such a talented team serving in these key positions,” Hensarling said. “We will tackle a very busy agenda this year focused on reviving and strengthening the American economy and fostering the deepest, most liquid and innovative capital markets the world has ever known. I look forward to working with this highly capable and experienced group of senior committee staff leaders.”

Shannon McGahn, who first joined the committee during Dodd-Frank negotiations in 2010, will serve as staff director. Before joining the committee, McGahn handled communications for several leadership offices and served as spokesman for former House majority leader Tom DeLay.

Jim Clinger was named to serve as the committee’s chief counsel, a position he has held since 2007. He first joined the former House Banking Committee in 1995 before serving as deputy assistant attorney general and acting assistant attorney general for legislative affairs for the Department of Justice from 2005 to 2007.

Kirsten Mork will serve as deputy staff director. Mork has served as a financial services policy advisor to Hensarling since May 2009.

Jeff Emerson has been named to serve as deputy staff director for communications. He joined the HFSC as deputy staff director for communications in 2011.

Additionally, Travis Norton will serve as parliamentarian and general counsel. Norton has served as general counsel and parliamentarian since December 2011. He also served as counsel to the Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, as well as an associate at Boston-based law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr.

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