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Senior Leadership Changes at CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director, Kathleen L. Kraninger, announced leadership changes within the Bureau on Friday, January 25. The positions announced are:

Policy Associate Director for External Affairs; West Regional Director; Acting Chief Communications Officer; Deputy Associate Director for External Affairs; and the Director for the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion.

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

Andrew Duke will serve as the Policy Associate Director for External Affairs. Duke has 27 years of experience in public policy, including 20 years on Capitol Hill serving with three different members of Congress. He received his B.A. in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College.

Laura Fiene will serve as West Regional Director. Fiene joined the CFPB at its inception in 2011. She brings over 31 continuous years of experience in regulating financial services companies, including 27 years dedicated to supervising and examining compliance with federal consumer financial laws and regulations. She graduated from Southern Illinois University. She holds an MBA from Golden Gate University and a J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Marisol Garibay will serve as the Acting Chief Communications Officer. Garibay has 14 years of experience in policy communications focused on financial issues and served most recently as Senior Advisor and Acting Communications Director at the Office of Management and Budget. She received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Delicia Reynolds Hand will serve as Deputy Associate Director for External Affairs. Hand joined the Bureau in 2012 and has 17 years of experience, having worked in consumer advocacy, community development, and on Capitol Hill. She holds a JD from the American University’s Washington College of Law, and M.A. from Cambridge University, U.K.

Lora McCray will serve as Director for the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion. McCray’s career includes 15 years of experience in diversity practice and management, most recently as the Assistant Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. She holds an M.A. in Applied Anthropology from the University of Memphis; a J.D. from the University Of Washington School Of Law; and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Georgia.

About Author: Donna Joseph

Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at donna.joseph@thefivestar.com.
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