CFPB Adds Senior Leadership Positions With New Hires

The US Department of the Treasury announced the hiring of new senior leadership positions for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Thursday.

Elizabeth Warren, Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the CFPB, highlighted the selection of Catherine West to serve as Chief Operating Officer and Gail Hillebrand to serve as Associate Director of Consumer Education and Engagement.

In addition, Dennis Slagter will serve as Chief Human Capital Officer and David Gragan will serve as Assistant Director of Procurement.

“With these hires, the CFPB has filled two of its most senior positions with people who have a proven track record of leadership,” said Warren. “Catherine West’s experience in the private sector will inform her work heading the division that will build and sustain the CFPB’s entire organization. Gail Hillebrand’s years as a prominent consumer advocate will be valuable as she heads the division that will provide, through a variety of initiatives and methods, information to consumers that allows them to make the decisions that are best for them.”

Hilebrand will oversee oversee several offices, including Community Affairs, Consumer Engagement, Service member Affairs, Financial Education, Older Americans, and Students.  Prior to joining the CFPB, she 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, a statewide coalition working to encourage financial institutions to serve low-income consumers and neighborhoods.

For more information on the new hires, see here.

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