A shakeup in leadership at Vermont’s consumer watchdog agency. Department of Financial Regulation Commissioner Michael Pieciak (Pea-chack) is stepping down. Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Phil Scott said Pieciak will leave to pursue other opportunities. Pieciak became a familiar face during the pandemic when his department was tasked with crunching COVID data. “I am proud of what we accomplished to ensure the fair treatment of Vermonters in their financial dealings, and, when necessary, right wrongs on behalf of consumers. I am grateful to have had this opportunity to serve Vermont.” Pieciak said in a statement. Pieciak’s last day is May 16. Deputy Commissioner Kevin Gaffney will serve as interim commissioner after that.