People, Regulation

CFPB introduces new leaders of several agency departments

cfpbThe CFPB announced on Monday the addition of several new leaders to the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of Research, Office of Regulations and Office of Financial Institutions and Business Liaison.

“These new additions to CFPB leadership positions continue to showcase the high caliber of people who are joining our team,” CFPB Director Richard Cordray said. “Working to make consumer markets safer and more effective is a major task, but this is an attractive mission and today’s announcement shows that we continue to bring in top-flight people who are determined to get the job done.”

Cheryl Parker Rose, who has over 20 years of policy experience, joins the CFPB as the assistant director for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. She has served as the deputy director of U.S. government relations for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and from 2007 to 2010, she served as a senior advisor and the director of intergovernmental affairs for former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Joining the CFPB as the assistant director and chief economist for the Office of Research, Christopher Carroll is a professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University. He also served as a senior economist for the Council of Economic Advisors and is a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s board of directors. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Kathleen “Kitty” Ryan joins the agency as the deputy assistant director for the Office of Regulations, prior to which she served as senior regulatory counsel at JPMorgan Chase. She also served as senior counsel in the Federal Reserve’s consumer and community affairs division, where she helped to craft several major consumer protection regulations. Ryan has also held staff attorney positions at the Department of Justice and Department of Education.

Elizabeth Ellis, who was previously a financial analyst on the Congressional Oversight Panel, will serve as the deputy assistant director for the Office of Financial Institutions and Business Liaison. She previously served as the senior advisor to the CFPB’s chief of staff and as a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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