David B Robbins was appointed Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer of the Federal Trade Commission by Chairwoman Edith Ramirez on Sept. 9, 2013. He leads the agency's administrative operations, including human resources/human capital management, financial operations, information technology, administrative services, and records and filings.
Prior to rejoining the Commission in 2013, Robbins served as the Managing Director/Chief Operating Officer of the Federal Communications Commission, where he led the agency’s administrative operations, including human resources/human capital management, financial operations, information technology, administrative services, office of the secretary, and major program oversight & management.
Robbins has also served as the Associate Administrator for the Small Business Administration's Office of Management and Administration; and as an Assistant Director, Attorney, and Senior Program Manager in the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection.
Before his government service, Robbins spent more than 15 years working in the private sector as an executive, senior manager, IT professional, and attorney.
Robbins received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law (1995), and a B.S. in Computer Science from Rutgers University (1986).
He is from Jersey City, N.J.