Jonathan Mintz is Commissioner of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. He was appointed Commissioner by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in 2006. Mintz launched the Department’s Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE). OFE is the first local government initiative in the nation aimed expressly at educating, empowering, and protecting those with low incomes, so they can build assets and make the most of their financial resources. He is founder and co-chair of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Coalition, a natural outgrowth of OFE in which member cities use city government to advance innovative financial empowerment initiatives.