Kirsten Sutton Mork to join CFPB, Shannona McGahn returns to House Financial Services Committee

As announced last week, Kirsten Sutton Mork will be leaving her post as the staff director for the House Financial Services Committee to become the chief of staff for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Former staff director of the committee, Shannon McGahn, will be returning to replace Mork. McGahn left the committee last March to work in the Treasury Department as counselor to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

“As one of my longest-serving and most dedicated aides, Kirsten has been an indispensable advisor to me for the last nine years. Her leadership, deep understanding of financial policy and the legislative process, strength of character, and commitment to conservative principles have been vital to the great victories the committee has achieved for the American people during her tenure here,” Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said. “While I am sad to lose such exceptional talent, I know she will do an outstanding job as Chief of Staff for the CFPB and be a tireless advocate for American consumers.”

Before becoming staff director, Mork served as Hensarling’s financial services policy advisor and then legislative director from 2009-2013. In 2013, she was appointed the deputy staff director for the Financial Services Committee.  Before that, she worked as legislative assistant for Reps. Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Tom Price (R-MI).

Before taking the job at the Treasury, McGahn had been staff director for the Financial Services Committee from 2013 – 2017. Prior to that she was deputy staff director for strategy and public affairs (2012-2013), and deputy chief of staff for communications (2010-2011) for the committee.

“I am pleased to welcome Shannon back to the Financial Services Committee. Her leadership will be invaluable this year as we work to put forth bold solutions to reform our broken housing finance system and continue our efforts to pass legislation that promotes a healthy economy that is working for all working Americans,” Hensarling said.