With Leandra English Out, Mulvaney Taps New CFPB Acting Deputy Director
In a press release this morning, CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney announced that he has selected Brian Johnson, who currently serves as Principal Policy Director for the Bureau, to become his new Acting Deputy Director. Leandra English, who had previously served as Deputy Director under previous CFPB head Richard Cordray, announced her resignation from the Bureau on Friday.
“Brian Johnson is the first person I hired at the Bureau and has been an indispensable advisor,” Mulvaney said in a statement. “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.”
In a separate press release, House Financial Services Committee Chair Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) said he supported Mulvaney’s choice.
“I’m pleased to hear that Brian Johnson has been selected today to serve as the Bureau’s Acting Deputy Director,” he said. “Brian’s deep understanding of the law and the Bureau’s structure was an invaluable asset to me during his time at the Financial Services Committee. There is no one who understands the Bureau more or who is more committed to ensuring the Bureau lives up to its mission of truly protecting consumer access to financial choice and freedom.”
Johnson had previously served as senior counsel at the House Financial Services Committee before joining the Bureau at the end of last year.