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Hensarling Announces New Staff Director


Washington, January 31, 2017 -

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) announced today that Kirsten Mork has been promoted to the position of Staff Director of the House Financial Services Committee.

“Since I became Chairman in 2013, Kirsten has done a superb job as the committee’s Deputy Staff Director and serves as an indispensable adviser to me and members of the Committee.  She has a deep understanding of financial policy and the legislative process, and possesses a strategic mindset that has informed some of the Committee’s greatest accomplishments,” said Chairman Hensarling.  “As one of my longest-serving and most dedicated aides, I have witnessed firsthand Kirsten’s loyalty, strength of character and commitment to conservative principles, and I know these qualities will serve the committee well.”

Mork began her career as finance assistant for then-candidate Peter Roskam of Illinois during his 2006 campaign, later serving on Congressman Roskam’s Congressional staff as a Legislative Assistant covering  financial services issues. She went on to handle this same legislative portfolio for Congressman Tom Price (R-GA).

Kirsten joined Hensarling’s personal office as Financial Services Policy Advisor.  She staffed Hensarling through the Committee’s consideration of what eventually became the Dodd-Frank Act and during Hensarling’s appointment to the Dodd-Frank Conference Committee.  She then served as Hensarling’s Legislative Director, and when he was elected Chairman of the Financial Services Committee in 2013, she joined the committee as Deputy Staff Director.

“I am deeply humbled by the Chairman’s trust in me and look forward to serving him, our Committee members and staff in this new role,” said Mork.

This announcement comes shortly after Chairman Hensarling announced that outgoing Staff Director Shannon McGahn will soon be leaving the committee to pursue a new opportunity.


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