Mulvaney appoints chief of staff

Kirsten Sutton Mork was serving as staff director of the House Financial Services Committee under Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) prior to being appointed by CFPB acting director Mick Mulvaney.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Acting Director Mick Mulvaney on Feb. 6 named Kirsten Sutton Mork chief of staff for the agency.

Sutton Mork has been serving as staff director of the House Financial Services Committee under Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas).

“I worked with Kirsten during my tenure as a member on the House Financial Services Committee and can attest to her in-depth financial policy expertise, proven track record of developing and implementing strategic initiatives, and ability to manage a team,” Mulvaney said.

Sutton Mork began her career as finance assistant for then-candidate Peter Roskam of Illinois during his 2006 campaign, later serving as a legislative assistant covering financial services issues for Congressman Roskam and then Congressman Tom Price from 2007-2009. Sutton Mork served in Hensarling’s personal office as financial services policy advisor and then legislative director from 2009-2013.

She was appointed deputy staff director to the House Financial Services Committee in 2013 and became staff director in early 2017. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.

“As one of my longest-serving and most dedicated aides, Kirsten has been an indispensable advisor to me for the last nine years,” Hensarling said. “While I am sad to lose such exceptional talent, I know she will do an outstanding job as chief of staff for the CFPB and be a tireless advocate for American consumers.”