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Jerry Horton CFPB CIO

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau spent nearly eight months searching for a new CIO. Ultimately, the hunt led to a longtime federal IT executive working just a few blocks away.

CFPB announced on Jan. 6 that Jerry Horton would be the agency's CIO, filling a slot vacated by Ashwin Vasan last summer. Vasan, a 2016 Federal 100 winner for his work at CFPB, is now a vice president for corporate strategy with Capital One.

Horton spent the past two years at the State Department, where he was the chief architect for the department's global information presence. Previously he served as CIO for the U.S. Agency for International Development and for the U.S. Mint. According to CFPB's announcement, Horton also brings private-sector experience from "a wide variety of startups, two supercomputer manufacturers, and several large corporations."

The hire comes amid several other shuffles at CFPB. Acting Director Richard Cordray also announced hires and promotions for the positions of chief of staff; chief financial officer; assistant director of consumer lending, reporting, and collections markets; and assistant director for CFPB's Office for Servicemember Affairs.

Posted by Troy K. Schneider on Jan 09, 2017 at 2:21 PM


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