Bureau names assistant enforcement director – and more

A former Washington attorney and Justice Department civil division assistant attorney general has joined the federal consumer financial protection agency as assistant director of enforcement in the bureau’s supervision, enforcement and fair lending division, the agency said Thursday

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) said Thomas G. Ward has experience in financial and securities litigation and investigations. Prior to his Justice Department service, the bureau said, Ward was a litigation partner at law firm Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C, and a corporate associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City.

The bureau also announced several other non-supervisory appointments, including:

  • Susan M. Bernard as assistant director for regulations in the research, markets and regulation division;
  • Donna Roy as chief information officer in the operations division;
  • Rachelle Vaughan as chief procurement officer in the operations division;
  • David Wernecke as chief experience officer (no additional explanation was given for that position). Warnecke has worked at the bureau since 2013, most recently as the section chief in the consumer response product office, CFPB said.

CFPB Announces Additions to Executive Team