Jay Smith

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Joseph "Jay" Smith
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
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Paul T. Sanford is the assistant director of the Office of Supervision Examinations at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). He has served in a variety of capacities in the financial services industry over the past 25 years. Prior to his current role as assistant director, he served as chief of staff for the CFPB’s Office of Large Bank Supervision, where he facilitated operations activities that supported a staff of more than 250 field examiners. Before joining the CFPB, Sanford served as executive secretary from 2008-2011 with the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), where he oversaw all operations. Sanford also served as an instructional designer with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency from 2004-2008 and as an examiner with the Federal Depository Insurance Commision (FDIC) from 1991-2002. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Master of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts, and a Master of Science degree in finance from Boston College. He maintains a certified public accountant (CPA) license with the state of Massachusetts. Sanford is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army National Guard.