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Event Description

The Federal Trade Commission and the Utah Department of Commerce invite you to attend the Utah Consumer Fraud and Business Symposium. Conference participants will share experiences and challenges, make connections, and discuss how groups can better collaborate and share information and resources.

Scheduled speakers include:

  • Ted Stewart, Senior United States District Court Judge
  • Todd Weiler, Utah State Senator
  • James Dunnigan, Utah State Representative
  • Mike Headrick, KSL TV Anchor/Reporter

The Symposium also will include speakers from the Utah Department of Commerce, Federal Trade Commission, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Utah Attorney General’s Office, United States Attorney's Office for the District of Utah, Utah Division of Consumer Protection, Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, Utah Division of Securities, Institute for Justice, and AARP, among others.


Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel
150 W 500 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

This conference is free and open to the public. 

  • 8:30 am

    Registration and Breakfast

    8:55 am


    • Francine Giani
      Executive Director, Utah Department of Commerce

    Keynote Remarks

    • Judge Ted Stewart
      Senior United States District Judge, United States District Court for the District of Utah

    9:15 am

    Panel 1:  Combating Frauds Affecting Utah Consumers and Businesses


    • Lois Greisman
      Associate Director, Division of Marketing Practices, Federal Trade Commission


    • Michael Pickett
      Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • Robert Wing
      Assistant Attorney General, Utah Attorney General’s Office
    • Jacob Strain
      Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office, District of Utah
    • Daniel O'Bannon
      Director, Utah Division of Consumer Protection

    10:15 am


    10:30 am

    Panel 2:  Streamlining Government Regulations


    • Mark Steinagel
      Director, Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing


    • Senator Todd Weiler
      Utah State Senate
    • Representative James Dunnigan
      Utah State House of Representatives
    • Tom Dahdouh
      Regional Director, Western Region, Federal Trade Commission
    • Lisa Knepper
      Director of Strategic Research, Institute for Justice

    11:25 am

    Panel 3:  Keeping Utah Safe (Consumer Ed/Consumer Outreach)


    • Kerry O’Brien
      Assistant Regional Director, Western Region - San Francisco, Federal Trade Commission


    • Adam Watson
      Chief Investigator, Utah Division of Consumer Protection
    • Tom Brady
      Director, Utah Division of Securities
    • Mike Headrick
      Anchor/Reporter, KSL TV
    • Alan Ormsby
      State Director, Utah, AARP

    12:15 pm

    Closing Remarks

    Daniel Kaufman
    Deputy Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission

    12:30 pm

    Law Enforcement Lunch

    1:15 pm

    Law Enforcement Session

    Presentation on New Investigative Tools and Social Media Techniques:

    Yasser Dandashly
    Investigator, Federal Trade Commission

    Panel: Plenty of Room in the Sandbox - Improving Law Enforcement Collaboration


    • Emily Burton
      Attorney, Western Region - San Francisco, Federal Trade Commission


    • Jaime Wissler
      Postal Inspector, U.S. Postal Inspection Service
    • Glen Minson
      Investigator, Utah Division of Consumer Protection
    • Tom Melton
      Assistant Attorney General, Utah Attorney General’s Office

FTC Privacy Policy

Under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) or other laws, we may be required to disclose to outside organizations the information you provide when you pre-register. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments, whether filed in paper or electronic form, and as a matter of discretion, we make every effort to remove home contact information for individuals from the public comments before posting them on the FTC website.

The FTC Act and other laws we administer permit the collection of your pre-registration contact information and the comments you file to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. For additional information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see the Commission’s comprehensive Privacy Policy.

This event is open to the public and may be photographed, videotaped, webcast, or otherwise recorded. By participating in this event, you are agreeing that your image — and anything you say or submit — may be posted indefinitely at or on one of the Commission's publicly available social media sites.