The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday promoted three of its officials to new leadership positions.

Chris D'Angelo, the CFPB's chief of staff, was named associate director for supervision, enforcement and fair lending, the largest division at the bureau. D'Angelo succeeds David Bleicken, who had been acting associate director, and will return to his previous role as deputy associate director of the division that is responsible for examining banks and filing enforcement actions.

Richard Lepley was promoted to principal deputy general counsel in the legal division of the Office of the General Counsel, a position that had been vacant. For the past five years Lepley had been the CFPB's deputy general counsel for general law, ethics and oversight.

Lepley worked on the draft legislation that became the Consumer Financial Protection Act when he previously worked at the Treasury Department as acting assistant general counsel for general law and ethics. He spent more than two decades as a litigator and manager in the federal programs branch of the civil division at the Justice Department.

Nellisha Ramdass was named deputy chief operating officer, a position that also had been vacant. Ramdass had been in charge of team operations in the bureau's Office of Technology and Innovation.

Ramdass previously was a senior adviser at the Education Department and was a senior contracting officer at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

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