C. Steven Baker is Director of the Federal Trade Commission's Midwest Region in Chicago, a position he has held since 1988. The Region covers the central United States, and the office does primarily consumer protection work for the Commission, concentrating on consumer fraud matters such as telemarketing and spamming. The office works extensively on Cross-border fraud, and Mr. Baker is one of the founders of the Toronto Strategic Partnership. He is the senior regional director at the FTC. In June 2010 he received the Consumer Advocate of the Year award from the National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators. Steve is also the 2010 recipient of the FTC Chairman's Award, the highest agency honor.
Steve Baker joined the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. in 1982 as a staff attorney in the Bureau of Consumer Protection, where he was engaged in Federal Court cases involving telemarketing fraud. He later served as an attorney advisor to Chairman James C. Miller III and Chairman Daniel Oliver.
Prior to joining the FTC, Mr. Baker served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge D. Brook Bartlett in Kansas City, Missouri.
Mr. Baker is a graduate of Missouri Valley College, and obtained his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1981, where he was a Note and Comment Editor for the Iowa Law Review. He is a member of the bar of the State of Iowa.
Mr. Baker resides in Oak Park, Illinois.