The CFPB announced the appointment of three individuals to its leadership team in the Office of Research, Office of Financial Empowerment and Office of Installment and Liquidity Lending Markets.
Christopher D. Carroll, a professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University and a board member of the National Bureau of Economic Research, was named the assistant director and chief economist at the CFPB’s research office. He is also the co-chairman of the NBER Research Group on Consumption.
Carroll has twice served as a senior economist for the Council of Economic Advisors and as an economist for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Daniel Dodd-Ramirez was named by the CFPB as the assistant director of financial empowerment at the CFPB’s Consumer Education and Engagement division. He is the former executive director of Step Up Savannah, before which he served as education project director and community organizer for People Acting for Community Together.
Ramirez received a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic studies from the University of Southern Maine and a master’s in international training from the School for International Training in southern Vermont.
The CFPB also named Jeffrey Langer as the assistant director of installment and liquidity lending in the CFPB’s research and regulation division. Most recently, Langer served as senior counsel at Macy’s; he has also served as a partner in several law firms, and he is a founding fellow and treasurer of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers.
Langer has a bachelor’s from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a juris doctorate from the Northwestern University School of Law.
“I’m pleased that these incredibly talented individuals have joined the Bureau,” CFPB Director Richard Cordray said. “All three offices play an essential role in making sure that consumers are being treated fairly. These experts will lead the teams that help us monitor the marketplace and provide tangible benefit to consumers.”