WASHINGTON — The executive board of Consumer Debt Relief Initiative (CDRI) approved the expansion of its board of directors to seven members. Two financial services industry veterans, Hurshell Brown and Shawn Burdick, will complement the existing leadership team in an effort to continue positioning the organization as a prominent voice and advocate for shaping the future of regulation in the debt settlement industry.
Brown serves as general counsel and chief compliance officer for Beyond Finance, LLC, a full-service debt settlement company with offices in Houston, Chicago and San Diego. He brings years of experience in the financial services and fintech industries to the team, including vast knowledge of state and federal consumer financial regulations. Burdick is president of GRT Financial, a full-service debt settlement company based in Southfield, Mich., and has spent nearly two decades in a variety of industry leadership roles. The announcement comes on the heels of CDRI’s addition of Rob Merrick from Global Holdings, LLC to the board earlier this month.