On August 17, the FTC announced the resignation of Joshua D. Wright who served as one of the agency’s five commissioners since January 2013. Prior to being appointed as a Commissioner, Wright previously served at the FTC as an inaugural Scholar in Residence in the Bureau of Competition from 2007 to 2008. Wright’s term was set to expire in September 2019, but his resignation will become effective on August 24. Chairwoman Edith Ramirez noted that, “[t]he agency has benefited greatly from his perspective as a lawyer and economist.” Wright will return to his prior position as a professor at George Mason University School of Law.