* WASHINGTON (2/22/11)--The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the hiring of senior leadership for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) implementation team. Elizabeth Vale will serve as assistant director for community banks and credit unions. Previously, Vale served as the White House business liaison and executive director of the White House business council. Prior to her career in public service, Vale was a managing director at Morgan Stanley. Also, Raj Date has been named associate director for research, markets and regulations. Patricia McCoy will head the mortgage and home equity markets team and Corey Stone will lead the credit information markets team. Zixta Martinez will serve as assistant director for community affairs.