Consumer Protection

CFA to Present Consumer Champion Awards to Five Remarkable Americans

Washington, D.C. – CFA is honoring five leaders who have had a profound positive impact on public policy and consumer protection at its Consumer Champion Awards, a virtual presentation of the annual awards dinner. CFA is recognizing these outstanding Americans for their commitment, leadership, and strong advocacy on pivotal consumer issues.

“The efforts of these remarkable individuals represent all that is important to CFA, from our founding in 1968, to this, our 53rd year of advocacy, and we are thrilled to be recognizing them. These remarkable women and men have changed America for the better and have provided all of us with a blueprint for going forward.”
– Jack Gillis, Executive Director, Consumer Federation of America

NANCY COWLES
Presented by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-9)
Nancy Cowles is the Executive Director of Kids In Danger (KID), a nonprofit dedicated to protecting children by fighting for product safety. KID’s mission is to save lives by enhancing transparency and accountability through safer product development, better education and stronger advocacy for children. (See more.)

ANDREANECIA MORRIS
Presented by National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial
Andreanecia Morris serves as the Executive Director for HousingNOLA, a 10-year partnership among the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance, the Foundation for Louisiana, the City’s Office of Housing and Community Development, and dozens of public, private, and nonprofit organizations working to solve New Orleans’ affordable housing crisis. (See more.)

WILLARD OGBURN
Presented by Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA)
Willard Ogburn is a Senior Fellow at National Consumer Law Center (NCLC), previously serving as Executive Director. The NCLC is a low-income advocacy organization, publisher of the major treatises on consumer law, a support center for legal aid programs, and sponsor of the annual National Consumer Rights Litigation Conference. (See more.)

MINNESOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL KEITH ELLISON
Presented by Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program Director Terri Gerstein
Keith Ellison was sworn in as Minnesota’s 30th attorney general on January 7, 2019. As the People’s Lawyer, Attorney General Ellison’s job is to help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect. His guiding values are generosity and inclusion. (See more.)

MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL MAURA HEALEY
Presented by Senator Ed Markey (MA)
Maura Healey was sworn in as Attorney General on January 21, 2015, pledging to lead the People’s Law Firm. Since taking office, Healey has tackled issues touching the lives of residents across Massachusetts including the heroin and prescription drug abuse epidemic, escalating health care costs, workers’ rights, and student loan costs. (See more.)