FHFA taps White House special assistant as new chief of staff

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Housing Finance Agency has appointed a special assistant to President Trump and former Trump campaign official as chief of staff of the agency.

John Roscoe is currently a special assistant to the president in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel, where he has helped shape the economic, trade and regulatory policies of the administration, the FHFA said in a press release.

Roscoe will report to acting FHFA Director Joseph Otting starting Feb. 4. Otting was appointed acting director of the agency after former director Mel Watt's term ended in January. Trump has nominated Mark Calabria, the chief economist for Vice President Mike Pence, to serve in the permanent director role.

“John is a dynamic and collaborative leader with a track record of success,” Otting said in a statement. “He brings to the position the solid judgment that comes from working at a very high level across all branches of government. I look forward to working with John to carry out the mission of the FHFA.”

Before serving in the administration, Roscoe was the director of coordinated campaigns for Trump in 2016, and also worked for the Ohio Treasurer’s office as director of public affairs.

“I am honored by this appointment and look forward to working with Acting Director Otting and the highly respected FHFA team,” Roscoe said in the press release.

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