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CFPB Names New Acting Deputy Director

Phil Hall
Jul 10, 2018
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has announced that it has taken measures to make it easier for consumers with urgent financial needs to obtain access to mortgage credit more quickly in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic

The ink on Leandra English’s resignation letter was barely dry when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) promoted Brian Johnson from principal policy director to acting deputy director.

"Brian Johnson is the first person I hired at the Bureau and has been an indispensable advisor," said CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney. "Brian knows the Bureau like the back of his hand. He approaches his role as a public servant with humility and unsurpassed dedication. His steady character, work ethic and commitment to free markets and consumer choice make him exactly what our country needs at this agency."

Before joining the CFPB, Johnson was senior counsel and policy director on the House Financial Services Committee. Before that, he was assistant attorney general in Ohio, a law clerk for Justice Terrence O'Donnell on the Ohio Supreme Court and a staff assistant in the White House Domestic Policy Council during the George W. Bush presidency.
Jul 10, 2018