Bureau names two to executive roles as deputy staff chief, assistant innovation director

Two new executives have been named to the federal consumer financial protection agency, one a new face and the other a “veteran” of the relatively new agency, which was formed after 2010 legislation.

Jocelyn Sutton is now the deputy chief of staff for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the agency said Monday. CFPB said she joined it in 2012 and has worked in the office of regulations; she then joined the office of the director where she served as (among other things) deputy executive secretary and counselor to the chief of staff. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the Howard University School of Law.

Additionally, the bureau said it has named Ann Epstein assistant director of the office of innovation at the agency. According to the bureau, before taking on the role, she was a financial technology consultant advising clients on consumer financial wellness and sustainable housing projects. CFPB also said Epstein worked for 18 years at Freddie Mac. She Ms. Epstein earned a Master of Business Administration at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

CFPB Welcomes Deputy Chief of Staff & Assistant Director for Office of Innovation