On July 22, the CFPB announced that Meredith Fuchs will serve as acting deputy director after Deputy Director Steve Antonakes departs the agency at the end of July.
Antonakes currently serves as both the bureau’s deputy director and as the associate director for the division of supervision, enforcement, and fair lending. “Steve has been an enormous asset to the Bureau, and a great friend and colleague to me since the early days of the agency,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “His contributions to this agency have been extensive in his dual roles; he will be sorely missed.”
Fuchs announced her intention to step down as general counsel earlier this month. She will stay on as general counsel and will also serve as acting deputy director until a permanent replacement is selected for each position. “Meredith’s experience and vision have helped build the bureau since before we opened our doors,” Cordray said. “I could not be more pleased that she has agreed to take on the role of acting deputy director. I am deeply grateful to Steve and Meredith for their contributions to the CFPB.”
David Bleicken, deputy associate director for supervision, enforcement, and fair lending, will serve as acting associate director of the division until the search for the associate director is complete.
Antonakes joined the CFPB in November 2010 as the assistant director of large bank supervision. He was named the associate director for the division of supervision, enforcement, and fair lending in 2012. He was named deputy director in 2013.
Fuchs joined the bureau in 2011 as principal deputy general counsel before serving as chief of staff to CFPB Director Richard Cordray. She was promoted to general counsel in 2012.
Bleicken joined the bureau in June 2011 as counsel to Antonakes in his capacity as assistant director of large bank supervision. He was made deputy associate director for the division of supervision, enforcement, and fair lending in 2012.