As expected, with Rohit Chopra having been sworn in on October 12 as CFPB Director, the Bureau announced senior leadership changes today.  The changes consist of the following:

  • Zixta Q. Martinez will serve as Deputy Director, and in that role will oversee the Bureau’s Operations Division.  Ms. Martinez joined the Bureau in 2011 to help lead the implementation team and has since served as Senior Advisor for Supervision, Enforcement and Fair Lending, Associate Director for External Affairs, and Assistant Director for the Office of Community Affairs.
  • Karen Andre will serve as Associate Director for Consumer Education & External Affairs.  Prior to joining the CFPB, Ms. Andre served in a number of government, campaign, and private sector roles.  Most recently, Ms. Andre served as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Agency Personnel within the Executive Office of the President.
  • Jan Singelmann will serve as Chief of Staff. Mr. Singelmann previously served as Senior Litigation Counsel in the CFPB’s Office of Enforcement.  Most recently, Mr. Singelmann served as Counsel for Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman Senator Sherrod Brown.
  • Erie Meyer will serve as Chief Technologist.  Ms. Meyer served on the implementation team that launched the CFPB, and became a founding team member of the Bureau’s Office of Technology and Innovation.  Most recently, Ms. Meyer served as Senior Advisor to FTC Chair Khan for Policy Planning and Chief Technologist for the Federal Trade Commission, and as then-FTC Commissioner Chopra’s Technology Advisor.