The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has hired three experts to fill three newly created senior-level positions.
As per a press release, Christopher D. Carroll has joined the CFPB as the assistant director and chief economist for the office of research in the bureau's research, markets and regulations division.
Carroll is a professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University, from which he has taken a leave of absence while serving at the bureau. He also is a member of the board of directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the co-chair of the NBER Research Group on Consumption.
Carroll has served as a senior economist for the Council of Economic Advisors on two separate occasions, and as an economist for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
In addition, Daniel Dodd-Ramirez has joined the bureau as the assistant director of financial empowerment in the consumer education and engagement division.
Dodd-Ramirez previously served as the executive director of Step Up Savannah Inc. in Savannah, Ga., from 2005 to 2014. Prior to Step Up, he served as education project director and community organizer for People Acting for Community Together (PACT) in Miami, Fla.
From 1998 to 2000, Dodd-Ramirez was the human resources director for Families First, a social services agency in southern Vermont.
What's more, Jeffrey Langer has joined the CFPB as the assistant director of installment and liquidity lending markets in the bureau's research, markets and regulations division.
Langer most recently served as senior counsel at Macy's Inc. in Mason, Ohio. He also has served as a partner in several law firms, including Jones Day and Dreher Langer & Tomkies. He is a founding fellow and treasurer of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers and is a former chair of the Consumer Financial Services Committee of the American Bar Association Business Law Section.