Jo Ann Barefoot is a consultant and writer focused on consumer financial services, consumer protection regulation, and technology. As CEO of Jo Ann Barefoot Group in Washington, DC, she provides strategic advice to financial companies, technology innovators, government entities, and nonprofits. She is writing a book and blog on how financial innovation and regulation will impact consumers and disrupt the financial services industry. � Ms. Barefoot previously served as the first woman Deputy Comptroller of the Currency, building the OCC’s original consumer protection function and leading the examination and enforcement process regarding the consumer, civil rights, and community reinvestment laws affecting national banks. Her prior experience includes serving on the staff of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, as partner and managing director at KPMG, as founder of Barefoot Marrinan & Associates, and as director of mortgage finance for the National Association of Realtors.� � A member of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Consumer Advisory Board, Ms. Barefoot is a frequent media source on consumer financial regulation, speaks annually to thousands of people at financial and technology forums, has authored several books and nearly 200 articles, and testifies before Congress and federal officials. � Ms. Barefoot received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her graduate education at George Washington University.
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