The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced leadership changes last week.
Stacy Canan was named assistant director for the Office for Older Americans, John Coleman was named deputy general counsel for litigation and oversight, and Sonya White was named deputy general counsel for general law and ethics.
Canan has been working as the deputy assistant director for the Office for Older Americans since joining the bureau in November 2012. Prior to that, Canan was the managing attorney at the AARP Foundation Litigation group where she handled consumer protection and healthcare cases nationwide. She began her career as a legal services’ lawyer at the Legal Counsel for the Elderly and University Legal Services. Canan has a Bachelor of Arts degree from State University of New York at Buffalo and her juris doctor from the Antioch School of Law.
Coleman joined the CFPB in November 2010, and has served as the assistant general counsel for litigation and as senior litigation counsel. Prior to joining the bureau, Coleman worked as a trial attorney in the Department of Justice’s Federal Programs Branch. He has also clerked for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., and his juris doctor from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
White previously served as the bureau’s assistant general counsel for general law and ethics. Before joining the CFPB in February 2013, she worked as the deputy chief counsel at the U.S. Treasury Department, Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Prior to that, she represented federal clients in employment and labor litigation. She has a Bachelor of Science degree and juris doctor from the University of Pittsburgh, Pa.
“I am delighted to announce today’s changes to three of the leadership positions here,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “These people have played important roles in fulfilling our mission to protect consumers, and I look forward to continuing to work alongside them here at the bureau.”