Ford Foundation's Tellado Named CEO of Consumer Reports

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Ford Foundation's Tellado Named CEO of Consumer Reports
Marta Lourdes Tellado, vice president for global communications at the Ford Foundation, has been named president and chief executive officer of Consumer Reports.
She starts her new role at the helm of the world's largest product-testing and consumer advocacy organization September 1.
Tellado began her career in public policy, advocacy and social justice working alongside Ralph Nader and Joan Claybrook at Public Citizen. Over her career, she has served as Executive Director of the Domestic Policy Group at the Aspen Institute; as Director for National Issues and Outreach for Senator Bill Bradley; as Vice President of the Partnership for Public Service, where she launched the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government and the Service to America awards. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D in political science from Yale University.
As vice president at the Ford Foundation over the last nine years, Tellado has led strategic communications and advocacy on a range of social justice issues in the United States and around the world, including such issues as economic fairness, free and fair access to an open Internet, and civil rights.
Tellado serves as board member of the Council on Foundations, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Ballet Hispanico, The Lark Theatre, the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, and Philanthropy New York Public Policy Advisory Committee. Previously, she served on the boards of Hispanics in Philanthropy and the Advertising Council Advisory Board on Public Issues.
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