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About Dane D'Alessandro

Dane D’Alessandro, an executive with more than two decades of management experience, is completing a PhD in organization development at Benedictine University's College of Business in Lisle, Illinois. He concurrently works as section chief in the consumer response division of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a Washington, DC-based regulatory agency that enforces financial protection regulations and empowers consumers to take charge of their economic lives. In his leadership role at the CFPB, Dane D’Alessandro staffed, created, and now leads a team of more than 80 consumer complaint investigators who assess a variety of consumer protection complaints.

Prior to becoming section chief at the CFPB, Dane D’Alessandro served as senior director of strategy execution for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, also known as Freddie Mac, in McLean, Virginia. In this role, he managed financial analysts and supervisors in the execution of large, complex strategic planning and business transformation initiatives.

A federal employee active in his broader community, Mr. D’Alessandro supports the Huntington ’s Disease Society of America.

Work experience

Oct 2011Present

Section Chief, Investigations

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Lead a team of 80 professionals responsible for investigating individual consumer complaints submitted to the Bureau, to evaluate noncompliance with the consumer protection regulations under the Bureau's purview and to pursue consumer-specific resolutions. Launched and led the formation of the Investigations section since 2011, including its strategy, processes, staffing and training of the workforce, performance management, technology direction, and risk analytics.. Established and maintain a high performance culture that conforms to Federal Merit System Principles.


Jan 2012Jan 2015

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Organization Development (current student)

Benedictine University