Robert Weissman Named New President of Public Citizen
Corporate accountability expert and activist Robert Weissman is the new president of Public Citizen, the consumer advocacy nonprofit group announced today.
Weissman, 43, and a Harvard Law School graduate, was previously director of the nonprofit group Essential Action and editor of the Multinational Monitor. He started at Public Citizen today. His first blog post and video can be found on the organization's Web site.
Weissman said he has worked on issues in conjunction with Public Citizen for more than 20 years. He listed his top priorities as climate change, health care reform, financial regulation and campaign finance reform.
"Public Citizen is unique in the breadth of issues it takes on, and also that it identifies the source of so many problems," he said.
Weissman takes over from Joan Claybrook, who served as president for 27 years and will remain on the group's board.