Associate Director for Consumer Education and External Affairs, CFPB
Karen Andre has dedicated her life to public service and advocacy. She was recently appointed by President Biden as Associate Director for Consumer Education and External Affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Previously, Ms. Andre served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Agency Personnel, after her historic turn as Senior Advisor for Florida & Senior Advisor for National Faith Outreach in the 2020 presidential election.
She also served as a Senior Advisor to Andrew Gillum, the 2018 Democratic nominee for governor of Florida. From 2014 to 2017, she served as a Presidential appointee in the Obama administration as the White House Liaison for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Ms. Andre is an attorney by profession and formerly ran an immigration law firm in Miami. She has worked in the legal, government, labor and advocacy sectors to organize African-American and African diaspora communities nation-wide on immigration, domestic policy, womens and social justice issues. Ms. Andre is a sought after, political strategist, speaker, host, lecturer and commentator.