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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 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 Associate Director for Supervision, Enforcement, and Fair Lending; the Principal Deputy General Counsel; and the Deputy Chief Operating Officer.

“I am very pleased to announce today’s changes to senior leadership positions at the Bureau,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “These leaders have played important roles in fulfilling the CFPB’s mission to protect consumers, and I am looking forward to continuing to work alongside them here at the Bureau.”

The following individuals were announced today:

Chris D’Angelo will serve as the CFPB’s Associate Director for Supervision, Enforcement and Fair Lending.  Mr. D’Angelo is currently the Bureau’s chief of staff.  He joined the CFPB in June 2011 and previously served as senior advisor to the Director and as an attorney in the Office of Enforcement.  Mr. D’Angelo came to the Bureau from the U.S. Treasury Department where he was senior advisor to the under secretary for domestic finance and worked on financial regulation.  Before entering public service, Mr. D’Angelo worked as an associate at Cravath, Swaine, and Moore in New York and later at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C.  Mr. D’Angelo received his B.A. from Cornell University and earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Richard Lepley will serve as the CFPB’s Principal Deputy General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel in the Legal Division. For the past five years, Mr. Lepley has worked as the deputy general counsel for general law, ethics and oversight at the CFPB. Prior to joining the Bureau in 2010, Mr. Lepley was the acting assistant general counsel for general law and ethics at the U.S. Treasury Department, working on draft legislation that became the Consumer Financial Protection Act. Before working at the Department of Treasury, Mr. Lepley spent over two decades as a litigator and manager in the Federal Programs Branch of the Civil Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to working in government, Mr. Lepley was an associate at Fullbright and Jaworski. Mr. Lepley received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from the George Washington University National Law Center.

Nellisha Ramdass will serve as the CFPB’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Ms. Ramdass was in charge of team operations in the Office of Technology and Innovation including serving as the acting deputy chief information officer. Prior to joining the Bureau, Ms. Ramdass worked as a senior adviser to the chief operating officer at Federal Student Aid at the Department of Education. Before that, Ms. Ramdass was a senior contracting officer at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.  Ms. Ramdass received her B.A. from the City University of New York and her M.A. from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.    

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