CFPB Acting Director Announces Chief of Staff

Washington, D.C. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Acting Director Mick Mulvaney announced today that he has named Kirsten Sutton chief of staff for the agency. Ms. Sutton has been serving as staff director of the House Financial Services Committee under Chairman Jeb Hensarling.

"I am pleased to announce Ms. Sutton as the new chief of staff at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection," said CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney. "I worked with Kirsten during my tenure as a member on the House Financial Services Committee and can attest to her in-depth financial policy expertise, proven track record of developing and implementing strategic initiatives, and ability to manage a team. Kirsten brings with her more than a decade of invaluable experience that will advance the mission of the Bureau and make it more efficient, effective, and accountable."

Ms. Sutton’s tenure on Capitol Hill spans the financial crisis and post-crisis legislative response. She staffed Hensarling during House Financial Services Committee, House and conference committee consideration of the legislation that established the Bureau, the Dodd-Frank Act, and she is intimately familiar with the Bureau’s statutory mission and obligations. She was appointed deputy staff director to the House Financial Services Committee in 2013 and became staff director in early 2017. Ms. Sutton attended Wheaton College where she received a B.A. in communications.

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a 21st century agency that helps consumer finance markets work by regularly identifying and addressing outdated, unnecessary, or unduly burdensome regulations, by making rules more effective, by consistently enforcing federal consumer financial law, and by empowering consumers to take more control over their economic lives. For more information, visit consumerfinance.gov