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CFPB Director Kraninger Announces Deputy Director

Washington, D.C. — Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathleen L. Kraninger today announced that Brian Johnson will serve as the 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. Mr. Johnson has served as Acting Deputy Director since July 2018. 

“I’m glad to announce officially that Brian will be the Bureau’s Deputy Director,” said Director Kraninger. “Not only has he done a fantastic job serving in the Acting capacity, he has been an invaluable part of the team. Brian’s extensive experience on consumer and financial policy will continue to serve the Bureau in its focus on preventing consumer harm and using all of the tools Congress gave us to protect consumers.”

Mr. Johnson joined the Bureau from the House Financial Services Committee where he spent over five years serving in various capacities including Senior Counsel, Chief Financial Institutions Counsel, and Policy Director. During his time on the Committee, Mr. Johnson led the policy and legislative work for the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee on issues related to consumer protection and credit, mortgage origination, credit reporting, banking and data security. Prior to joining the Committee, Mr. Johnson worked for the Attorney General of Ohio and the White House Domestic Policy Council. He received his B.A. in economics, as well as his J.D., from the University of Virginia.

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