Outgoing consumer bureau chief names new deputy director


The outgoing director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday named his former chief of staff as the agency’s new deputy director, who will likely oversee the CFPB until President Trump appoints a replacement.

Leandra English was named the official CFPB deputy director, replacing David Silberman, the former acting deputy director. English is next in line to replace CFPB Director Richard Cordray, who previously announced he will resign from the agency within the next few days.

“Leandra is a seasoned professional who has spent her career of public service focused on promoting smooth and efficient operations. As deputy director, we will continue to benefit from Leandra’s in-depth knowledge of the operational needs of this agency and its staff,” Cordray said.


“I would like to thank David Silberman for taking on the additional role of acting deputy director during a busy time and appreciate his continued service as associate director of Research, Markets, and Regulations.”

English has served Cordray’s chief of staff since January, rejoining the bureau after a stint with the Office of Personnel Management, which oversees federal employees. She previously served in several senior CFPB leadership roles, including deputy chief operating officer, acting chief of staff, and deputy chief of staff.


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