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What he does: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Consumer Protection, U.S. Treasury Dept.
In position since: 2009
Why he is powerful: Stein is the first to assume the role of the Treasury’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Consumer Protection, a new position created by the Obama Administration. He has testified in Congress on predatory mortgage lending and foreclosure prevention, and he played a central role in crafting the consumer protection language in the draft financial reform legislation the Administration delivered to Congress last summer. Stein was formerly president of Center for Community Self-Help, a nonprofit community development lender.