FHFA appoints White House special assistant as chief of staff

by Duffie Osental03 Feb 2019

John Roscoe has been appointed chief of staff by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Roscoe will report directly to the FHFA’s acting director, Joseph Otting, effective Feb. 4.

Roscoe currently serves as a special assistant to President Donald Trump in the Office of Presidential Personnel at the White House.  His work has helped shape the economic, trade and regulatory arm of the Trump administration.  Before joining the White House, Roscoe served in senior roles in the private sector and state government, including at the Ohio Treasurer’s office.

In a statement, Otting praised Roscoe’s experience and judgement. “John is a dynamic and collaborative leader with a track record of success,” said Otting. “He brings to the position the solid judgement that comes from working at a very high level across all branches of government.  I look forward to working with John to carry out the mission of the FHFA.”

“I am honored by this appointment and look forward to working with Acting Director Otting and the highly respected FHFA team,” said Roscoe.