CBA Names New Head of Regulatory Affairs, Announces Promotions

January 29, 2020

CBA Names New Head of Regulatory Affairs, Announces Promotions

Dan Smith to join as Head of Regulatory Affairs; David Pommerehn named General Counsel;

Jenna Burke promoted to Associate General Counsel


WASHINGTON – The Consumer Bankers Association today announced the hire of Dan Smith as Executive Vice President and Head of Regulatory Affairs. Smith will start on March 1, 2020. CBA also promoted David Pommerehn to General Counsel and Jenna Burke to Associate General Counsel. Those promotions are effective immediately.


“Dan has worked closely with financial regulators and CBA members,” said CBA President and CEO Richard Hunt. “His keen knowledge will prove invaluable as CBA continues to advocate for sound policies on behalf of our members and their customers.


“Dan’s experience will only be complimented by the already unrivaled consumer regulatory team at CBA. David Pommerehn, our new General Counsel, has more than a decade of industry experience and has worked with CBA members to foster a common-sense approach to regulation. Finally, Jenna Burke, who has both a prosecutorial and regulatory law background, has quickly become a valued member of our team and has shown her ability to take on additional leadership responsibility.” 


Smith has more than two decades of regulatory and legal experience, most recently as Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the American Bankers Association’s Card Policy Council. Before joining ABA, Smith worked at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as the first assistant director for the Bureau's Office of Financial Institutions and Business Liaison. Dan also served as director for industry and state relations at Freddie Mac and represented Fortune 500 companies as vice president at Dehart and Darr Associates.


Pommerehn, who has been with CBA for 11 years, has a wide range of expertise covering legal, legislative and regulatory issues associated with consumer financial services. Prior to joining CBA, he served as a defense attorney for the State of Maryland and as counsel to several non-profit financial services companies. 


Burke came to CBA from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, where she was a Counsel in the Consumer Enforcement Unit. She previously served as the Division Counsel for the State of New Mexico’s Financial Institutions Division and as a Senior Trial Prosecutor for New Mexico’s First Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Burke is also a certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS).




About the Consumer Bankers Association:

The Consumer Bankers Association represents America’s leading retail banks. We promote policies to create a stronger industry and economy. Established in 1919, CBA’s corporate member institutions account for 1.7 million jobs in America, extend roughly $4 trillion in consumer loans and provide $275 billion in small business loans annually. Follow us on Twitter @consumerbankers.