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Douglas Dziak


Douglas Dziak is a Commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  He was nominated by President Joseph R. Biden and confirmed by the United States Senate to complete a seven-year term expiring on October 27, 2024.  He began serving as a Commissioner on March 25, 2024. 

Prior to his confirmation, Commissioner Dziak served as CPSC Commissioner Peter A. Feldman’s Chief Counsel. In that role, Doug’s work covered a broad range of issues advancing CPSC’s safety mission to protect the public from the unreasonable risks of injury and death from consumer products. With Commissioner Feldman, he worked to increase CPSC’s safety outreach to tribal communities across the country. 

Among Commissioner Dziak’s priorities are: (1) reducing the estimated 3 million annual injuries older adults suffer that are associated with consumer products; (2) reducing the number of fatal child drownings, one of the leading causes of death in children ages 1 to 14, and (3) e-commerce safety. 

Prior to joining CPSC, Commissioner Dziak served as the Majority Staff Director on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget and as Legislative Director for the late Senators Michael B. Enzi (WY) and George V. Voinovich (OH). He also served as General Counsel on Senator Voinovich’s subcommittee on the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. 

Commissioner Dziak spent more than 15 years in private practice working as a regulatory attorney for several international law firms. While in private practice on a pro bono basis, Doug, advised the William and Mary Law School Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic and the National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium. He also has served on the DC Bar Board on Professional Responsibility.

Doug was born and raised in northeast Ohio and is a first-generation college graduate. He received his B.A. in Economics and English, summa cum laude, and a M.A. in Economics from the Ohio University. Doug earned his J.D. from the College of William and Mary Law School. 

He lives in Virginia with his wife and their three rescue dogs.

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