Zixta Q. Martinez has been named deputy director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, overseeing its operations division. The agency also named a chief of staff, chief technologist and associate director for consumer education and external affairs.
Martinez joined the CFPB in its infancy in 2010 to help lead the implementation team and has since served in multiple positions, most recently as a senior advisor for supervision, enforcement and fair lending. Previously, she was a senior director of industry and state relations at Freddie Mac and has held positions with the National Fair Housing Alliance, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., and the National Council of La Raza. She also spent time at the Housing and Community Development Subcommittee of the Banking Finance and Urban Affairs Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.
She is a graduate of Yale College, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Miami School of Law.
Karen Andre was named associate director for consumer education and external affairs. Prior to joining the CFPB, she was most recently special assistant to the President for economic agency personnel within the Executive Office of the President. She also previously served as White House liaison for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida International University, Miami, and a law degree from the University of Miami.
Jan Singelmann is returning to the CFPB as chief of staff. Previously, he was senior litigation counsel in the CFPB’s Office of Enforcement from 2013-2019. Most recently, he was counsel for Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Chair Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a law degree from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Erie Meyer is returning to the CFPB to serve as chief technologist. After serving on the implementation team, she was a founding team member of the bureau’s Office of Technology and Innovation. Most recently, was a senior advisor to Chair Khan for Policy Planning and Chief Technologist for the Federal Trade Commission, and as then-Commissioner Chopra’s Technology Advisor. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from American University, Washington, D.C.