The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this week posted on its blog biographies of the regional directors at the agency’s Office of Supervision Examinations.
Edwin Chow, the West region’s director, is a former acting regional director at the now-defunct Office of Thrift Supervisions. Anthony Gibbs, the Midwest region’s director, is an accountant by trade and a 19-year veteran of HSBC Bank.
Steve Kaplan, the Northeast region’s director, served as the Pennsylvania secretary of banking from 2007 to 2011. Jim Carley, the Southeast region’s director, is a former senior associate director at the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Division of Banking Regulation.
“Each of our regional directors is responsible for leading a staff that consists of three assistant regional directors, a team of field managers and a staff of over 100 examiners,” the CFPB said.