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Longtime FTC Advertising Official to Leave the Agency

Jan. 21, 2020, 6:42 PM

A 30-year Federal Trade Commission veteran is stepping down as the agency’s top advertising watchdog.

Mary Engle, who leads the Advertising Practices Division within the FTC’s Consumer Protection Bureau as associate director, will retire at the end of this month, the commission announced today. She’s held numerous positions since joining the agency as an attorney in 1990, but assumed her current role in 2001.

“Consumers nationwide have benefited greatly from many important law enforcement actions and policy initiatives that Mary Engle has directed,” FTC Consumer Protection Bureau Director Andrew Smith said in a statement.

Engle has overseen the consumer bureau’s...

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