Kathleen Kraninger testifies during her verification hearing in July 2018.

Kathleen Kraninger testifies during her verification hearing in July 2018.

Kraninger’s disposition appears very nearly the inverse of Mulvaney’s. If he’s the self-styled “right wing nutjob” ready to blow the institution up and every thing near it, Kraninger provides positive rhetoric — she says she desires to “empower” consumers — and results in being an amiable technocrat. At 44, she’s a former governmental technology major — with levels from Marquette University and Georgetown Law School — and it has spent her profession into the federal bureaucracy, with a few jobs when you look at the Transportation and Homeland protection divisions and lastly in OMB, where she worked under Mulvaney. (In a job interview along with her university alumni relationship, she hailed her Jesuit education and cited Pope Francis as her “dream dinner visitor.”) Inside her past jobs, Kraninger had considerable cost management experience, but none in customer finance.

Continue reading Kathleen Kraninger testifies during her verification hearing in July 2018.