Today, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced new members of its Consumer Advisory Board, including Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) Senior Vice President Chris Kukla. The board brings together external experts, industry representatives, consumers, community leaders and advocates to discuss consumer protection issues, financial products and services, civil rights and underserved communities.

Kukla, who leads CRL's auto lending initiatives, issued the following statement:

It is an honor to be named to the board, and I look forward to working with its members. I hope that CRL's work on a wide range of lending issues will bring a valuable perspective on emerging consumer protection issues.

For more information, or to arrange an interview with a CRL spokesperson on this issue, please contact Andrew High at or 919-313-8533.

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