CBA Board Chairman Appointed to CFPB’s Consumer Advisory Board

August 19, 2016

 

Washington, D.C. (August 19, 2016) – Today, the CFPB selected the Consumer Bankers Association’s (CBA) Chairman of the Board, Will Howle, President of U.S. Retail Banking at Citi, and other CBA members to serve on its advisory boards and councils.  The Bureau announced new appointments to its Consumer Advisory Board, Community Bank Advisory Council, Credit Union Advisory Council and Academic Research Council. 

CBA Board Chairman Will Howle will serve on the CFPB Consumer Advisory Board.  Cal Ratcliff, former CBA CFPB Committee Chairman, current CFPB Committee member and Bank of North Carolina’s Senior Vice President and COO, has been appointed to the CFPB Community Bank Advisory Council, and Ricardo Ledezma, Corporate Compliance Assurance Manager at San Antonio Federal Credit Union, to its Credit Union Advisory Council.

“The CFPB has appointed three of the industry’s finest experts to advise them on public policy, including CBA Board Chairman Will Howle of Citi.  Over their many decades of service, these three individuals have firmly committed themselves to helping consumers reach their financial goals.  Consumers will benefit from their depth of knowledge on industry trends and practices,” said CBA President and CEO Richard Hunt.

You may read the CFPB’s press release here.

About the Consumer Advisory Board

The Consumer Advisory Board is made up of a variety of consumer financial industry experts. The board informs the CFPB about emerging practices or trends and shares analysis and recommendations.

Click here for more information on the CFPB’s Consumer Advisory Board.

About the Community Bank Advisory Council

The Community Bank Advisory Council advises the CFPB on regulating consumer financial products and shares the unique perspectives of community banks. They share information, analysis, and recommendations to better inform the Bureau on policy development, rulemaking, and engagement work.

Click here for more information on the CFPB’s Community Bank Advisory Council.

About the Credit Union Advisory Council

The Credit Union Advisory Council advises the CFPB on regulating consumer financial products and shares the unique perspectives of credit unions. They share information, analysis, and recommendations to better inform the Bureau on policy development, rulemaking, and engagement work. Contact us to learn more.

Click here for more information on the CFPB’s Credit Union Advisory Council.

About CBA Board Chairman Will Howle

Will Howle has more than 25 years of experience in banking, including commercial and small business banking, deposit services, trust services and wealth management.  Prior to joining Citi in December of 2010, Howle was a Managing Director and Head of Sales for Morgan Stanley’s Private Bank, where he led a National Sales Team that supported 18,000 Financial Advisors.  Previously, he was at Wachovia, originally starting its Private Advisory Group, a team of dedicated bankers who were focused on offering investment and banking strategies to affluent clients, later leading various business units, and eventually serving as Chief Operating Officer of Wachovia’s Retail and Small Business Bank as an Executive Vice President. Howle began his career at Bank of America, working in its Commercial Banking group before running its Wealth Management Business in South Carolina and Georgia.

Howle graduated from Appalachian State University in 1988 with a BSBA.

About CBA
The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) is the trade association for today's leaders in retail banking - banking services geared toward consumers and small businesses. The nation's largest financial institutions, as well as many regional banks, are CBA corporate members, collectively holding two-thirds of the industry's total assets. CBA’s mission is to preserve and promote the retail banking industry as it strives to fulfill the financial needs of the American consumer and small business.

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