In a press release issued by the House Financial Services Committee, Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling announced that Kirsten Mork, the Committee’s Staff Director, has been named CFPB Chief of Staff. Mr. Hensarling was a very vocal CFPB critic throughout former Director Cordray’s tenure.
Ms. Mork will join Brian Johnson, another former House Financial Services Committee staff member who is also reported to now be working for the CFPB.
The CFPB’s former Chief of Staff was Leandra English, who was appointed Deputy Director by former Director Cordray only hours before his resignation became effective at midnight on November 24. Ms. English is currently awaiting a ruling from the D.C. federal district court on her motion for a preliminary injunction in her action challenging President Trump’s appointment of Mick Mulvaney as CFPB Acting Director.