- J.D., University of Notre Dame (1997)
- B.A., Political Science and French (Honors in Political Science), Alma College (1994)
Christopher Kukla is Executive Vice President at the Center for Responsible Lending. The Center is a nonpartisan, non-profit policy and research affiliate of Self-Help, a community development lender that has provided more than $6 billion in financing to homeowners, small businesses, and non-profit organizations nationwide. Chris has been with CRL since 2002. Chris serves on CRL’s leadership team, and leads CRL’s work on auto lending issues and policy work in North Carolina. Chris regularly counsels legislators, regulators and law enforcement agencies in Washington DC, North Carolina and other states on consumer lending legislation, regulation and enforcement.
He currently serves as a member of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Consumer Advisory Board, and has previously served on the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Community Investment Council, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Affordable Housing Advisory Council, the NC General Assembly Joint Legislative Study Commission on the Modernization of North Carolina Banking Laws, NC Commissioner of Banks and NC General Assembly Study Commissions on the Consumer Finance Act, and the NC General Assembly Joint Commission on Housing, and has testified before legislative and regulatory bodies. He also regularly appears in the media to discuss consumer lending issues, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, American Banker, the Diane Rehm show and NPR, along with television and radio appearances across the country.