Inside the org chart at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Given that only a basic CFPB organizational chart – without names – exists on the agency’s web site, CFPB Journal did some digging to offer a more thorough look at the other leaders and staff members who will shape the bureau going forward.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Staff


Office of the Director
Richard Cordray, Director
Cordray is the former Ohio attorney general known for his role in protecting consumers against foreclosure rescue scams. His office responded to a record number of consumer complaints, opening the process to small businesses and non-profit organizations as well.

Raj Date, Deputy Director
Date was a senior vice president at Capital One Financial and a managing director at Deutsche Bank. In 2009 he founded the Cambridge Winter Center, a non-profit organization dedicated that studies U.S. financial institutions policy.

Meredith Fuchs, Chieft of Staff
Fuchs comes to the CFPB team from the United States House of Representatives, where she served as chief investigative counsel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Previously, she served as general counsel of the National Security Archive at George Washington University.

Catherine West, Chief Operating Officer
Associate director/chief operating officer West is the former COO at JCPenney, a former president at Capital One Bank and Capital One Credit Card, and former director at Capital One.

Victor Prince, deputy chief operating officer

Divisions under Chief Operating Officer:

Consumer Response Center
Sartaj Alag
, Assistant Director
Alag is the former president of Capital One’s Canadian subsidiary and previously worked as a management consultant at McKinsey and Co.

Deborah Reilly, team lead

Operations & Facilities
Assistant director

David Gragan
, assistant director Gragan most recently served as the chief procurement officer for the District of Columbia. He is the former state procurement director for Indiana and Texas.  

Tim Duncan, lead for technology operations. Duncan is founder and president of Story Street Investment Management and founder of American Business Leaders for Financial Reform. 

Chief Information Officer 

Chris Willey, chief information officer. Willey previously was deputy CIO at the Office of Personnel Management and deputy chief technology officer for the District of Columbia.

Tim Duncan, lead for technology operations
is founder and president of Story Street Investment Management and founder of American Business Leaders for Financial Reform.

David Forrest, lead for online engagement. Forrest has spent the last 16 years working at The Motley Fool, a multimedia financial-services company that promotes investor education.

Chief Financial Officer

Stephen J. Agostini, CFO
is the previous CFO at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. He has managed finances for the cities of Philadelphia, San Francisco and Milwaukee.

Human Capital

Dennis Slagter, assistant director/chief human capital officer. Slagter was previously acting managing director at the Millennium Challenge Corp. and the director of strategic initiatives for the assistant secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs).

Marilyn Dickman, deputy assistant director for human capital

Records and Privacy

Claire Stapleton, assistant director. Stapleton is the former privacy branch chief at the USCIS Verification Division.

Consumer Education & Engagement

Gail Hillebrand, associate director. Hillebrand formerly worked as a Senior Attorney at Consumers Union’s West Coast Office, where she managed the credit and finance advocacy team and led the organization’s financial services campaign. She is the former founding chair and board member of the California Reinvestment Committee.

Divisions under Consumer Education & Engagement:

Financial Education
Assistant director

Alejandra Lopez-Fernadini, policy analyst

Consumer Engagement

Assistant director

Older Americans

Humbert “Skip” Humphrey III, Assistant Director.  Humphrey is a past Minnesota state senator and attorney general, a University of Minnesota senior fellow and communications consultant. He has served on the national board for AARP.


Holly Petraeus, assistant director. Petraeus, wife of Gen. David H. Petraeus, most recently worked as director of the Better Business Bureau Military Line, which advocates for military families and educates them on consumer issues.

David M. DuBois, deputy assistant director.  DuBois has 20 years of military experience, which includes developing career training and coaching programs for military families.

Assistant director

Rohit Chopra, private education loan ombudsman
Chopra previously worked as a fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute. He holds a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. in Finance and Public Policy from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Community Affairs

Zixta Martinez, assistant director. Martinez has held positions at Freddie Mac, the National Fair Housing Alliance, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., the National Council of La Raza, and the Housing and Community Development Subcommittee of the Banking Finance and Urban Affairs Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Research, Markets & Regulation:

Associate director

Dan Sokolov, deputy associate director

Divisions under Research, Marketing & Regulations:
Sendhill Mullainathan
, assistant director. Mullainathan is a professor of Economics at Harvard University and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prior to joining the CFPB, Mullainathan was a co-founder of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and a board member of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development.


Leonard Chanin, assistant director. Chanin was deputy director of the Federal Reserve Board’s Division of Consumer and Community Affairs. He has two decades of experience navigating federal consumer financial services laws.

Kelly Thompson Cochran, deputy assistant director

Card & Prepaid Markets

David Silberman, assistant director. Silberman is a former deputy general counsel of the AFL-CIO, president and CEO of Union Privilege and director of the AFL-CIO Task Force on Labor Law. He also was general counsel at Kessler Financial Services. ​

Maria Blow, deputy assistant director

Mortgages & Home Equity Markets

Patricia McCoy, assistant director. McCoy is the former director of the Insurance Law Center and a professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law. She previously worked as an attorney specializing in financial services law and commercial litigation. She is the author of three books.

Ethan Bernstein, deputy assistant director. Bernstein previously worked as a consultant. He is on leave as a doctoral candidate in management from the Harvard Business School and as a fellow at Harvard Law School.

Deposit & Payment Markets

Assistant director

Installment Lending Markets

Assistant director

Credit Information Markets

Corey Stone, assistant director. Stone served as chairman of the board of Start Community Bank in New Haven, Conn., a clinical visiting lecturer at Yale Law School, and a fellow at the Center for Financial Services Innovation in Chicago. He is the former CEO of Pay Rent, Build Credit, Inc.

Rick Hackett, deputy assistant director. Hackett was the founder of the Banking and Financial Services Group at Pierce Atwood LLP in Maine. He is an adjunct member of the faculty of the Morin Center for Banking Law at Boston University School of Law and a frequent national lecturer and author on consumer financial services law.

Supervision, Fair Lending & Enforcement

Associate director

Divisions under Supervision, Fair Lending & Enforcement:

Fair Lending

Patrice Ficklin, assistant director. Ficklin most recently practiced at the civil rights law firm of Relman, Dane & Colfax. Prior to that, Ficklin worked at Fannie Mae, where she provided fair lending, fair housing, and other consumer law advice regarding mortgage products, pricing, and servicing.

Large Bank Supervision

Steve Antonakes, assistant director.  Antonakes served as the commissioner of banks for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the past seven years. He was a voting member of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) and vice chairman of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS). He began his career as an entry level Community Reinvestment Act bank examiner.

Non-Bank Supervision

Peggy Twohig, assistant director. Twohig worked at the Federal Trade Commission on enforcement and policy issues related to consumer financial services, including directing the activities of the Division of Financial Practices. Before that, she practiced law, handling civil litigation matters.


Kent Markus, deputy assistant director
Markus was previously the chief legal counsel to former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland. He also served as a counselor to former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno.

General Counsel

Leonard (Len) Kennedy, associate director. Kennedy most recently served as general counsel, corporate secretary and chief government affairs officer for Sprint Nextel Corp. He has twice served as a senior legal advisor at the Federal Communications Commission.

Roberto Gonzalez, deputy general counsel. Gonzalez previously served as associate counsel to the President and special assistant to the President with the Office of the White House Counsel. Previously he was a senior litigation associate and member of the Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP.

Michael Gordon, principal deputy general counsel. Gordon comes from the Treasury Department, where he served as counselor to the General Counsel. Prior to joining the Treasury Department, he held senior staff roles in committees of the U.S. House of Representatives.

External Affairs
Associate director (vacant)

Divisions under External Affairs:

Media Relations
Assistant director

Legislative Affairs

Lisa Konwinski, assistant director
Konwinski formerly served as deputy assistant to President Obama and deputy director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. Previously she served as general counsel to the Senate Budget Committee.

Small Business, Community Banks & Credit Unions

Elizabeth Vale, assistant director. Vale previously served as the White House business liaison and executive director of the White House Business Council. She has 22 years of investment experience, most recently as a managing director at Morgan Stanley. She is also a former vice president at Philadelphia National Bank.

Intergovernmental and International Affairs

Nicholas Rathod, assistant director
is a civil rights attorney who worked as deputy director for intergovernmental affairs at the White House. He is a former adviser to New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.


Assistant director

Consumer Advisory Boards

Assistant director

Fredrikson & Byron Law