Eileen Harrington joined the Small Business Administration as chief operating officer in April 2009. She came to SBA after a long career at the Federal Trade Commission, where one of her accomplishments includes creating the Do Not Call Registry with her team. She also led development of the FTC’s internet fraud enforcement program, and coordinated domestic and international law enforcement programs to protect consumers.
Harrington has a bachelor’s degree in history and social sciences from Edgewood College, and a law degree from Antioch Law School. She was the Partnership for Public Service 2004 Service to America Medal winner and the recipient of the 1997 Distinguished Executive in the Senior Executive Service Award.