On January 25, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathleen L. Kraninger announced senior leadership changes within the Bureau, appointing five new members to the CFPB leadership team. Kraninger, a recent appointee by President Donald Trump, previously served in the White House Office of Management and Budget in the Trump Administration. The following individuals will join her among CFPB leadership:
- Andrew Duke joins the CFPB as Policy Associate Director for External Affairs. Duke’s background involves twenty years of experience on Capitol Hill, where he served three Republican members of congress – Robin Hayes (R-N.C.). Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), and, most recently, former Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Jeb Hensarling (R-Tex.).
- Laura Fiene was elevated to the position of West Regional Director. Prior to joining the CFPB in 2011, she served as a Financial Administrator and Programmer at the Office of Thrift Supervision in San Francisco.
- Marisol Garibay assumed the role as Acting Chief Communications Officer. She previously served as a senior advisor and an acting communications director in the Office of Management and Budget.
- Delicia Reynolds Hand was appointed Deputy Associate Director for External Affairs. She has been with the CFPB since 2012. Prior to joining the CFPB, Hand served as the Legislative Director of the National Association of Consumer Advocates and spent nearly three years as Senior Counsel to Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.).
- Lora McCray was appointed the Director for the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion. She joined the CFPB from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston where she worked as the Assistant Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion.