CFPB Director Kraninger has announced that Brian Johnson will serve as the Bureau’s Deputy Director. Mr. Johnson first joined the Bureau in December 2017 as Senior Advisor to the Director and was named Principal Policy Director in April 2018 by former Acting Director Mulvaney. Mr. Johnson has served as Acting Deputy Director since he was appointed to that position by Mr. Mulvaney in July 2018. Before joining the CFPB, Mr. Johnson served as a House Financial Services Committee staff member.
The Bureau also announced additions to its senior leadership and executive teams. The leadership positions are:
- Kate Fulton will serve as the Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Fulton first joined the Bureau in 2013 serving as Senior Counsel in the Legal Division and later in the Office of Supervision, Enforcement and Fair Lending. In 2016, she was named Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel. For the last year, she also served as the Acting Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining the Bureau, Ms. Fulton served as Attorney Advisor at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
- Yasaman Sutton will serve as Senior Advisor and Counselor to the Director. Ms. Sutton previously served in the Executive Branch where she provided advice and representation on legal matters affecting the Office of Management and Budget, the White House, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Justice.
The executive positions are:
- Melissa Brand will serve as the Director of the Office of Civil Rights. Ms. Brand previously spent almost 10 years at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She has been the Bureau’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Complaints Program Manager since 2016.
- Jim Rice will serve as the Assistant Director of the Office of Servicemember Affairs. Mr. Rice has more than three decades of military service, including as the Chief of the Health Services Division for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.