People on the Move: Meredith Fuchs and David Bleicken, CFPB
The CFPB has announced that Meredith Fuchs will serve as acting deputy director, replacing Steve Antonakes, who left the bureau at the end of July. Fuchs recently had announced her intention to step down as general counsel, but she will continue to serve in that position and as acting deputy director until permanent replacements are found for both positions. Fuchs joined the CFPB in 2011 as principal deputy general counsel before serving as chief of staff to CFPB Director Richard Cordray. She previously served as chief investigative counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce and vice president and general counsel of the National Security Archive at George Washington University, among other posts.
Antonakes also served as associate director for supervision, enforcement and fair lending; however, David Bleicken, deputy associate director for supervision, enforcement and fair lending, will serve as acting associate director for that division until a replacement is hired. He joined the CFPB in June 2011 as counsel to Antonakes in his capacity as assistant director for large bank supervision. Bleicken previously was the deputy secretary of banking for non-depository institutions and consumer services at what is now known as the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities.