Brian Johnson, principal policy director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, will become acting deputy director of the agency, pending confirmation of a new chief.
The Trump administration said last month it would nominate Kathy Kraninger, an official from the White House Office of Management and Budget, to serve as the next director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
Kraninger would succeed her current boss, the interim head of the bureau, Mick Mulvaney, if the U.S. Senate confirms the nomination.
“Brian Johnson is the first person I hired at the Bureau and has been an indispensable advisor,” Mulvaney said in a statement.
“Brian knows the Bureau like the back of his hand. He approaches his role as a public servant with humility and unsurpassed dedication. His steady character, work ethic, and commitment to free markets and consumer choice make him exactly what our country needs at this agency.”
Leandra English, the deputy director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection who has sued President Donald Trump, stepped down from her position after the recent nomination of a new director.