Jonathan Mintz is the Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the CFE Fund. He also founded and co-chaired the Cities for Financial Empowerment Coalition (CFE Coalition), which brings together pioneering municipal governments from across the country to advance innovative financial empowerment initiatives on the municipal, state, and national level.
Jonathan was previously the longest-serving Commissioner in the history of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, having been appointed to the role by former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. During this time, he redefined the Department’s regulatory enforcement powers toward a focus on consumer financial stability, re-envisioning consumer rights in fields such as debt collection, process serving, employment, and finance. While there, he launched the NYC Office of Financial Empowerment, which has been replicated by local governments across the nation. Jonathan holds a BA from Indiana University, an ME from Bank Street College of Education, and a JD from Cornell Law School.