Chuck Harwood

Chuck Harwood
Chuck Harwood, Regional Director, Federal Trade Commission

Chuck Harwood has been Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Northwest Regional Office since 1989, except for 2009 through 2013, when he was Deputy Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, in Washington and served for a time as the acting director. From 1983 to 1989, he was a counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Chuck graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, OR, and Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. He is a member of the Oregon and District of Columbia bars. Through law enforcement and education initiatives, Chuck has worked for more than 30 years to prevent fraud and deception and promote privacy and information security in the marketplace.

 

The FTC’s Northwest Region includes the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. The regional office in Seattle ensures that the FTC is attuned to consumer protection and antitrust issues affecting the region through law enforcement efforts, continuing consumer and business engagement, and coordination with state and local government entities.