Desmond Brown was named Deputy Associate Director for the Consumer Education and Engagement Division. Brown first joined the CFPB as a program specialist for the Office of Financial Empowerment in 2012 and served as Deputy Assistant Director in the Office of Community Affairs since October 2015.
Jason Brown was named Assistant Director for Research. He was previously Associate Commissioner in Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics at the Social Security Administration and had earlier served in numerous capacities as an economist at the Department of the Treasury.
Karla Carnemark was named Deputy Chief of Staff. Carnemark was previously a senior analyst at Axiom Resource Management.
Ren Essene was named Chief Data Officer. She was previously a Senior Policy Analyst on the CFPB’s Mortgage Markets team.
Bryan A. Schneider will serve as Associate Director in the Supervision, Enforcement and Fair Lending Division. Schneider most recently served as the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, a cabinet-level agency, and previously worked for the Walgreen Co. for 15 years in numerous capacities, from divisional vice president and assistant general counsel to senior attorney.