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Hensarling Thanks Kirsten Sutton Mork for Service, Announces Return of Shannon McGahn


Washington, January 5, 2018 - House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) announced today that Kirsten Sutton Mork, the committee’s Staff Director, will be departing the committee in the coming weeks to serve as Chief of Staff for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
“As one of my longest-serving and most dedicated aides, Kirsten has been an indispensable advisor to me for the last nine years. Her leadership, deep understanding of financial policy and the legislative process, strength of character, and commitment to conservative principles have been vital to the great victories the committee has achieved for the American people during her tenure here,” said Chairman Hensarling.  “While I am sad to lose such exceptional talent, I know she will do an outstanding job as Chief of Staff for the CFPB and be a tireless advocate for American consumers.”
Mork began her career as finance assistant for then-candidate Peter Roskam of Illinois during his 2006 campaign, later serving as a Legislative Assistant covering financial services issues for Congressman Roskam and then Congressman Tom Price from 2007-2009. Mork served in Hensarling’s personal office as Financial Services Policy Advisor and then Legislative Director from 2009-2013 before being appointed as the Financial Services Committee’s Deputy Staff Director in 2013. She has been Staff Director for the committee since early 2017.
Hensarling announced that Shannon McGahn will be returning to the committee to serve as Staff Director.
“I am pleased to welcome Shannon back to the Financial Services Committee. Her leadership will be invaluable this year as we work to put forth bold solutions to reform our broken housing finance system and continue our efforts to pass legislation that promotes a healthy economy that is working for all working Americans,” Hensarling said.
McGahn joined the Treasury Department as Counselor to the Secretary at the beginning of the Trump Administration.  Before her time at Treasury, Shannon served the Financial Services Committee as Staff Director (2013-2017), Deputy Staff Director for Strategy and Public Affairs (2012-2013), and Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications (2010-2011). In addition to her work at the committee, Shannon has handled communications for three leadership offices, serving as spokesman for House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and Communications Director for Chairman Hensarling at the House Republican Conference.

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