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Charles A. Harwood

Charles A. Harwood

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Deputy Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection
Seattle, WA, USA

Charles Harwood became the Acting Director of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection on January 1, 2013.  Prior to that, he served for more than 3½ years as a Deputy Director of the Bureau and for 20 years as the Director of the Federal Trade Commission's Northwest Regional Office, located in Seattle.  From 1983 to 1989, Mr. Harwood was counsel to the U.S. Senate's Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and he also worked briefly for a former chair of the FTC.   

Mr. Harwood was recently reappointed by the Secretary of the Interior to a second full term as a commissioner of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board.   Housed in the Department of the Interior, the IACB promotes the economic development of American Indians and Alaska Natives through the expansion of the Indian arts and crafts market and enforcement of laws concerning the marketing of such arts and crafts.
Mr. Harwood is a member of the Oregon and District of Columbia Bars.  He received a B.A. from Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, and a J.D. from Willamette University College of Law, Salem, OR.  


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