Cindy Liebes joined the Cybercrime Support Network as the Chief Program Officer in February 2021. She comes to us after having retired as the Regional Director for the Southeast Regional Office of the Federal Trade Commission – a position she held for almost 10 years. Cindy began her career with the FTC in1986, as a staff attorney and thereafter, for over a decade, served as the Assistant Regional Director. At the FTC, Ms. Liebes was responsible for supervising and litigating law enforcement actions involving a variety of unfair and deceptive consumer protection issues, including online privacy; fraudulent Internet schemes; telemarketing fraud and consumer credit statute enforcement. She also regularly conducted seminars and gave outreach presentations to business, industry and consumer groups, and she has appeared on numerous television and radio broadcasts to discuss various consumer fraud, privacy, and credit issues. While at the FTC, Cindy twice received the FTC’s Award for Excellence in Supervision and, in 2019, she was awarded the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Consumer Champion Award for her tireless efforts helping to protect American consumers from fraud and unfair and deceptive practices.