Charles “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. He also served for more than 10 years as a member of a U.S Department of the Interior advisory board that seeks to promote Native American and Alaska Native arts and crafts. 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 25 years on fraud, privacy, and cyber security abuses that harm consumers and businesses in the marketplace. Chuck is leading the “Cybersecurity: Protect Your Business” seminar.