Congratulations, Lois Greisman

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Pardon our pride, but we’re delighted to report that the most recent recipient of the Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership is Lois Greisman, Associate Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

Presented annually since 1978 by American University’s School of Public Affairs, the Roger W. Jones Award honors public servants in the federal government whose careers are marked by “outstanding executive leadership.” We can’t think of a better phrase to describe Lois’ contributions to the cause of consumer protection.

As Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection’s Division of Marketing Practices, Lois leads the FTC’s law enforcement initiatives against telemarketing fraud, bogus business opportunities, illegal spam, and a host of other pernicious practices – many of which couldn’t have been imagined when she joined the FTC three decades ago. She also served as head of the Division of Planning and Information, where she managed the FTC’s Identity Theft Program and Consumer Response Center, and also supervised implementation of the National Do Not Call Registry. Before that, Lois served as Chief of Staff to FTC Chairman Timothy Muris and Attorney Advisor to Chairman Robert Pitofsky and Chairman Janet Steiger.

Standing alone, Lois’ record of achievement demonstrates outstanding executive leadership. To use a phrase we hear a lot in the Bureau of Consumer Protection, “But wait! There’s more!” Throughout her career, Lois has won those hard-fought victories for consumers with insightful legal judgment, a knack for creative problem solving, and a courageous commitment to truth in the marketplace.

Thank you, FTC Chairman Simons, for nominating Lois for the Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership.

Thank you, American University School of Public Affairs, for acknowledging her stellar service to the public.

And on behalf of your delighted co-workers and friends at the FTC, thank you, Lois Greisman, for leading by your example of grace, good humor, and integrity. We’re honored to be your colleagues.

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