The Consumer Bankers Association has added six new members to its staff in response to regulatory changes, including the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as well as growing membership.

"Our expanded CBA team will bolster our efforts to address the challenges facing the retail banking industry today," CBA President Richard Hunt said in a press release Thursday. "Each new hire brings a unique set of skills which will contribute to the advancement of the organization and we are happy to have them on board."

Chris Gaginis, a former member of the government relations team at the Credit Union National Association and Freddie Mac, will take over as director of congressional affairs. Deirdre Leahy was hired as CBA's new communications manager, after working as a communications and policy associate for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association.

Stephen Congdon is the group's new membership coordinator; Matthew Brauch, an intern at the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management, will take over as education coordinator handling all duties related to the school; Ashley Winfree was hired as a government relations assistant, supporting the CFPB committee and default management committee; and Tammy Morgan will serve as conference registrar and database coordinator, working to expand the retail banking organization's membership.

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