CFPB Adds New Manpower to Senior Leadership Team

Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) appointed several new additions to its senior leadership team, some of whom have previous experience working within the agency.

The positions announced included Assistant Director of Enforcement; Deputy Chief Operating Officer; Northeast Regional Director of Supervision Examination; and Chief Human Capital Officer.

“We are delighted to add some new members to leadership positions, as well as welcome back some old faces to the CFPB,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray in a written statement.

Previous Acting Assistant Director, Principal Deputy, and Deputy Assistant Director for Field Litigation for the CFPB’s Office of Enforcement, Anthony Alexis will now serve as the agency’s Assistant Director of Enforcement.

Prior to joining the CFPB, Alexis worked as a litigation and white collar partner at Mayer Brown LLP in its Washington, D.C. office. His illustrious career also includes 13 years as the assistant United States Attorney in D.C., where he worked in the civil and criminal divisions, and four years at the Department of Justice, serving as a trial attorney in the Department’s Commercial Litigation Branch.

Kent Markus, who previously served as the Assistant Director of Enforcement, will become Senior Counsel to CFPB Deputy Director Steve Antonakes.

Returning to the CFPB to serve as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer is Leandra English. She joins the Bureau from the Office of Management and Budget, where she served as a senior director and chief of staff to the Deputy Director of Management.

Prior to that, English helped to launch the CFPB, working in a number of senior leadership roles including deputy chief of staff.

New to the CFPB, Agnes Bundy Scanlan and Jeffrey Sumberg join the federal agency to serve as the Northeast Regional Director of Supervision Examinations and Chief Human Capital Officer, respectively.

With a career in regulatory and compliance risk management, Scanlan most recently worked as a senior risk advisor at Treliant Risk Advisors. Before that, she spent three years serving as the Chief Compliance Officer at TD Bank and has also served in similar roles at a number of other financial institutions, including FleetBoston Financial Group.

Sumberg’s 27 years of senior human capital experience in both the federal government and private sectors brings him to his position at the CFPB.

Most recently, Sumberg worked as a senior leader in the human capital practice of Deloitte Consulting, and before that, he served in the public sector as a senior executive for 12 years with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management where he directed human capital programs.

Sumberg also brings past experience as a labor lawyer representing federal sector unions and federal workers in the courts and before administrative agencies to his new role at the CFPB.

“These people joining the CFPB leadership team bring a wealth of experience with them that will add to the great work already being done at the Bureau,” Director Cordray said. “The work of improving financial markets for consumers is a complex and rigorous task, but with the talented individuals we are announcing today, I am confident we have the best possible team to take on this work.”

Written by Jason Oliva

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