CFPB Announces New Additions to Senior Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is announcing the addition of several new members to leadership positions within the Bureau. The positions being announced today are: Assistant Director of Enforcement; Deputy Chief Operating Officer; Northeast Regional Director of Supervision Examination; and Chief Human Capital Officer.

“We are delighted to add some new members to leadership positions, as well as welcome back some old faces to the CFPB. These people joining the CFPB leadership team bring a wealth of experience with them that will add to the great work already being done at the Bureau,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “The work of improving financial markets for consumers is a complex and rigorous task, but with the talented individuals we are announcing today, I am confident we have the best possible team to take on this work.”

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

Anthony Alexis will serve as the CFPB’s Assistant Director of Enforcement. Mr. Alexis has previously served as Acting Assistant Director, Principal Deputy, and Deputy Assistant Director for Field Litigation for the CFPB’s Office of Enforcement. Before joining the Bureau, he was a complex litigation and white collar partner at Mayer Brown LLP in its Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Alexis served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia for 13 years where he worked in the civil and criminal divisions. Mr. Alexis also spent four years at the Department of Justice, where he served as a trial attorney in the Department’s Commercial Litigation Branch. Early in his career, Mr. Alexis clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in St. Louis. Mr. Alexis received his B.A. at George Washington University and earned his J.D. from Howard University. Kent Markus, who previously served as the Assistant Director of Enforcement, will become Senior Counsel to CFPB Deputy Director Steve Antonakes.

Leandra English is returning to the CFPB to serve as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer. Ms. English joins the Bureau from the Office of Management and Budget where she served as a senior advisor and chief of staff to the Deputy Director of Management. Prior to that, Ms. English helped to launch the CFPB, working in a number of senior leadership roles including deputy chief of staff. Before joining the CFPB, Ms. English served at the Department of the Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget. Ms. English received her B.A. from New York University and her M.S. from the London School of Economics.

Agnes Bundy Scanlan is joining the CFPB to serve as the Northeast Regional Director of Supervision Examinations. Mrs. Bundy Scanlan has had a long career in regulatory and compliance risk management. Most recently, she worked as a senior risk advisor at Treliant Risk Advisors and before that spent three years serving as the Chief Compliance Officer at TD Bank. She has served in similar roles to her position at TD Bank at a number of other financial institutions including FleetBoston Financial Group. Mrs. Bundy Scanlan also served as counsel for the Senate Budget Committee. Mrs. Bundy Scanlan received her B.A. from Smith College and her J.D. from Georgetown University.

Jeffrey Sumberg is joining the CFPB to serve as the Chief Human Capital Officer. Mr. Sumberg has 27 years of senior human capital experience in the federal government and private sector. Most recently, Mr. Sumberg worked as a senior leader in the human capital practice of Deloitte Consulting. Before that, he served in the public sector as a senior executive for 12 years with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management where he directed human capital programs. Mr. Sumberg began his career as a labor lawyer representing federal sector unions and federal workers in the courts and before administrative agencies. Mr. Sumberg received his B.A. from the State University of New York and earned his J.D. from George Washington University.

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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.