CFPB Adds Deputy Chief of Staff and Assistant Director for Office of Innovation

Dec 31, 2020Federal Regulation, News

Earlier this month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced the addition of two new staff members: a Deputy Chief of Staff as well as an Assistant Director for the Office of Innovation.

Ann Epstein, a financial technology consultant, has been appointed as the Assistant Director of the Office of Innovation. She most recently worked to inform clients on sustainable housing projects and consumer financial wellness.

Epstein also worked at Freddie Mac for 18 years. She received her Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and her Bachelor of Science in Economics and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

As Deputy Chief of Staff, the CFPB has appointed Jocelyn Sutton, who joined the Bureau in 2012 in the Office of Regulations. She then transitioned to the Office of the Director, and most recently worked as the CFPB’s Executive Secretariat.

Sutton also served as Deputy Executive Secretary and Counselor to the Chief of Staff at the Bureau, giving her seasoned knowledge of the position. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and her Juris Doctorate from the Howard University School of Law.

It remains unclear what changes, if any, the incoming Biden Administration will make to the Bureau and its leadership.

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