On March 12, the CFPB publicly introduced its four regional directors. Edwin Chow heads the West Region. He joined the CFPB in September 2010, bringing 26 years of experience with the Office of Thrift Supervision and its predecessor. The Midwest Region is led by Anthony Gibbs, who recently joined the CFPB after 19 years with a major bank. Steve Kaplan, a former Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking, leads the Northeast Region, and Jim Carley, previously at the division of banking regulation at the Federal Housing Finance Agency, heads the Southeast Region. The CFPB announced the directors as part of its push to hire more examiners for its field offices.