Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Consumer Policy
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Melissa Koide joined the U.S. Treasury Department to serve as the Deputy Assistant Secretary responsible for matters concerning consumer policy. In addition to leading the Treasury's consumer policy agenda, Koide leads its efforts to examine emerging trends and the growing use of technology and data in financial services. Koide supports Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew in his leadership of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC).
Koide previously served as the Executive Director for President Obama's Advisory Council on Financial Capability. She was also the Deputy Director of the Asset Building Program at the New America Foundation. In this position, she led the Foundation's financial services policy to improve financial education, assist consumers with debt management and expand wealth-building financial services.
Most recently, she was the Vice President of the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), which focuses on improving the availability of financial services. At CFSI, Koide established and led the organization's Washington, D.C. policy office where she dealt with policies affecting lower income and unbanked consumers.