CFPB Announces Changes to Senior Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today announced leadership changes within the Bureau. The positions being announced today are: the Assistant Director for the Office for Older Americans; the Deputy General Counsel for Litigation and Oversight; and the Deputy General Counsel for General Law and Ethics.

“I am delighted to announce today’s changes to three of the leadership positions here,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “These people have played important roles in fulfilling our mission to protect consumers, and I look forward to continuing to work alongside them here at the Bureau.”

The following individuals were announced today as joining the CFPB leadership team:

Stacy Canan will serve as the CFPB’s Assistant Director for the Office for Older Americans. Ms. Canan has been working as the deputy assistant director for the Office for Older Americans since joining the Bureau in November 2012. Prior to joining the CFPB, Ms. Canan was the managing attorney at the AARP Foundation Litigation group where she handled consumer protection and healthcare cases nationwide. Ms. Canan began her career as a legal services’ lawyer at the Legal Counsel for the Elderly and University Legal Services. Ms. Canan received her B.A. from State University of New York at Buffalo and her J.D. from the Antioch School of Law. 

John Coleman will serve as the CFPB’s Deputy General Counsel for Litigation and Oversight in the Legal Division. Since joining the Bureau in November 2010, Mr. Coleman has served as the assistant general counsel for litigation, and as senior litigation counsel. Prior to joining the Bureau, Mr. Coleman worked as a trial attorney in the Department of Justice’s Federal Programs Branch. Earlier in his career, Mr. Coleman clerked for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Mr. Coleman received his B.A. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from the University of Virginia. 

Sonya White will serve as the CFPB’s Deputy General Counsel for General Law and Ethics in the Legal Division. Ms. White previously served as the Bureau’s assistant general counsel for general law and ethics. Prior to joining the CFPB in February 2013, Ms. White worked as the deputy chief counsel at the U.S. Treasury Department, Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Before working at the Treasury Department, Ms. White represented federal clients in employment and labor litigation. Ms. White received both her B.S. and J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a 21st century agency that helps consumer finance markets work by making rules more effective, by consistently and fairly enforcing those rules, and by empowering consumers to take more control over their economic lives. For more information, visit consumerfinance.gov.