Terrell McSweeny, who has served as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission since April 2014, has announced her planned resignation, scheduled for later this month.
McSweeny has served as an FTC Commissioner since April 28, 2014, following her appointment by President Barack Obama. Her last day at the Commission will be April 27.
“Commissioner McSweeny has been a steadfast advocate for consumers and competition at the Federal Trade Commission,” Acting FTC Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen said. “Her expertise and enthusiasm have been important assets to the agency. She has been an exemplary Commissioner and we wish her well in the future.”
Prior to joining the FTC, McSweeny served as Chief Counsel for Competition Policy and Intergovernmental Relations for the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division.
“I am grateful to President Obama and Vice President Biden for the opportunity to serve during some important milestones in the FTC’s history including the 100th anniversary of the agency and its first Commission led entirely by women,” McSweeny said in a statement. “During the last four years, the FTC took careful stock of the tools it needs to remain nimble enough to navigate fast-paced digital markets. Through reports, workshops, and cases we examined the benefits and consequences of the powerful technology that connects us to each other and the world. We agreed that a strong FTC is vital to protecting consumers in the digital age. I hope future commissions will build on this work, expand the FTC’s use of cutting-edge research and technological expertise, and protect the agency’s independence.”