Washington, DC - Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons appointed Andrew Katsaros as the FTC’s Acting Inspector General, succeeding Roslyn A. Mazer, who retired from federal service at the end of May after serving for more than three years as the agency’s Inspector General.
“I’m pleased to announce that Andrew has joined us to fill this important position,” Simons said. “His knowledge and experience will help ensure that the agency benefits from an independent and objective voice, and continues to function efficiently and effectively.”
Under Mazer’s leadership, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) hired talented personnel, conducted investigations of administrative and criminal violations, and issued meaningful audit and evaluation reports on FTC programs and activities, including recommendations designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the FTC. During her tenure, the OIG also deepened its understanding of the FTC mission, engaged with the broader OIG community, and streamlined its business processes. While serving as the FTC Inspector General, Mazer also served on the Integrity Committee of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, the committee that investigates allegations of misconduct by Inspectors General and their direct reports. Before coming to the FTC, Mazer was the Inspector General of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and served as Special Investigative Counsel at the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General.
“All of us at the Commission owe Roslyn Mazer a debt of gratitude for her outstanding work during her tenure as Inspector General,” Simons said.
Katsaros joins the FTC from the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he served as Assistant Inspector General for the Office of Audit and Evaluation. Katsaros, a Certified Public Accountant, previously was Assistant Director for Audit and Review for the Executive Office for United States Attorneys at the Department of Justice. Before that, he held several positions at the U.S. Agency for International Development, including Director of Financial Audits, and he also worked in the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Defense.
Katsaros is a graduate of Western Michigan University, a CPA, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.