The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced several high-level staff changes last week.
Steven L. Antonakes will now have the title Associate Director for Supervision, Enforcement and Fair Lending; he had been Assistant Director of Large Bank Supervision. Antonakes is the former Commission of Banking for the commonwealth of Massachusetts, and was Vice Chairman of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. He is thoroughly versed in the issues and challenges facing community banks. He was a bank examiner in Massachusetts for more than a decade.
Meredith Fuchs, who had been Chief of Staff to CFPB Director Richard Cordray, will now be CFPB General Counsel. Prior to joining the CFPB last year, she was Chief Investigative Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce. She has also worked at the National Security Archive at George Washington University and as a litigation partner with a law firm.
Camille Busette has joined the CFPB as Assistant Director of the Office of Financial Education. She had been a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank. Previously, she worked at EARN, a non-profit provider of micro savings services to low income families. She was also the Deputy Director of Government Relations for PayPay where she managed PayPal’s regulatory advocacy around the world.
Wendy Kamenshine, who had been the CFPB Acting Ombudsman since July 2011, has formally been named Ombudsman. She previously had been ombudsman for the Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship and Immigration Services.
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