Speaker Profile

Mary K. Engle
Executive Vice President, Policy / BBB National Programs

Mary K. Engle is Executive Vice President, Policy, at BBB National Programs, where she oversees and develops advertising, privacy, and other self-regulatory and dispute resolution programs. Ms. Engle joined BBB National Programs in 2020, following a 30-year career at the Federal Trade Commission. At the FTC, Ms. Engle held several management positions, including Associate Director for Advertising Practices (2001-2020). While at the FTC, she played a lead role in developing the FTC’s policies on green marketing, advertising substantiation, influencer marketing, native advertising, online disclosures, health-related advertising, child-directed marketing, enforcement of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, alcohol advertising, and video game marketing.
Ms. Engle has spoken widely to national and international audiences and was awarded the Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award in 2012. Before joining the FTC, she practiced law with a litigation firm in Washington, DC. Ms. Engle received her B.A. from Harvard University and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.