WASHINGTON, June 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Mary T. Boyle was sworn in today as Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Boyle was appointed by the President Joseph R. Biden in July 2021.
Boyle has held senior positions at CPSC for more than a decade, including as general counsel. Most recently, she served as the agency’s general manager. Throughout her tenure, she led key initiatives to protect consumers from unsafe and dangerous products, including the agency’s safety efforts on safe sleep and strong magnets. Additionally, over the years, Boyle has been instrumental in advancing the agency’s law enforcement efforts.
Prior to joining Commission staff, Boyle developed affordable housing programs for the City of Gaithersburg, Marylandworked in private practice at a major international law firm and served on Capitol Hill as a staff member of the late congressman Stephen J. Solarz and for the Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
“Mary’s depth of knowledge, insight and commitment to public safety will serve her well in her new role and will be a tremendous asset to the Commission as we strive to protect consumers from unsafe products,” said declared the president of the CPSC. Alexandre Hoehn-Saric. “I am grateful to the Commission for continuing to benefit from Mary’s expertise and look forward to working with her, along with the rest of our colleagues, to improve consumer product safety for all Americans. “
Boyle spent more than a decade at CPSC in senior roles with the agency, most recently as executive director, and was a career member of the Senior Executive Service prior to her confirmation as commissioner. His work has covered a wide range of issues, including policy, administration, legal advice, budgets, product recalls, civil penalty negotiations, and rule and regulation development.
As executive director, Boyle was responsible for the agency’s programmatic, operational, and administrative functions. She developed the agency’s budgets and operating plans, managed its regulatory portfolio, and oversaw the agency’s efforts to identify and mitigate consumer risk. Her responsibilities also included compliance enforcement, import monitoring and international programs and she worked with both the Small Business Ombudsman and the Consumer Ombudsman to improve the agency’s outreach to citizens. .
Prior to being named executive director, Boyle served as the agency’s general counsel, the agency’s chief legal officer. His work included legal analysis and review of proposed product safety standards, determination of substantial product hazards, and administrative litigation. In addition, working with the Department of Justice, she was responsible for all federal lawsuits to which the Commission was a party.
Boyle earned his BA in English from Georgetown University in 1985 and his law degree University of Virginia in 1991. She is a member of the District of Colombia and Maryland Bars.
Boyle was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She now lives with her husband in Bethesda, Maryland. They have three adult children.
About US CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is responsible for protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries and property damage caused by consumer product incidents cost more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits anyone from selling products that are the subject of a Commission-ordered recall or a voluntary recall initiated in consultation with the CPSC.
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SOURCE US Consumer Product Safety Commission