Leandra English, the former deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, was named special policy advisor to DFS Superintendent Linda Lacewell.
The New York Department of Financial Services announced Tuesday that Leandra English, the former deputy director of the CFPB, has been appointed special policy advisor to DFS Superintendent Linda A. Lacewell.
English, who worked under former CFPB Director Richard Cordray, will manage the DFS’ portfolio of policy initiatives involving consumers, financial services and other issues, according to a Jan. 14 DFS press release.
New York Credit Union Association President/CEO William J. Mellin released the following statement on the DFS hiring of English:
“Leandra English brings a wealth of government, consumer and financial policy experience to the DFS. She is someone who clearly understands the unique structure and mission of credit unions, as well as the important role credit unions serve in the consumer financial space. On behalf of New York’s credit unions, I congratulate both Ms. English and the department on this new position. We look forward to working with Ms. English as we continue our already strong relationship with the DFS and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration.”
The DFS supervises and regulates the activities of banking, insurance and other financial institutions in the state, including New York’s 17 state-chartered credit unions.