Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Hon. Ann Marie Buerkle was nominated by President Barack Obama on May 23, 2013 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June 27, 2013. Her term expires in October 2018.
Prior to joining the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Ms. Buerkle served the people of Upstate New York’s 25th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. During her time in Congress, Ms. Buerkle served on the Oversight & Government Reform... Read More →
Executive Director, Kids In Danger
Nancy Cowles is the Executive Director of Kids In Danger (KID), a nonprofit dedicated to protecting children by improving children’s product safety. Nancy has over 30 years experience conceiving, building and directing organizations to investigate a wide variety of consumer issues and to craft solutions. She serves on the board of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is currently President of the International Consumer Product... Read More →
Executive Vice President, Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA)
Phil Klein is Executive Vice President, Legislative and Public Affairs for the Consumer Specialty Products Association, overseeing the Association’s federal and state legislative affairs, membership, and meetings and conventions departments at CSPA. Klein is a seasoned lobbyist and strategist with well-established relationships on Capitol Hill, regulatory agencies and within environmental groups and other non-governmental... Read More →
Managing Director, Product Safety, Compliance & Quality, Deloitte & Touché, LLP
Donald Mays is a Managing Director within Deloitte & Touche’s Supply Chain Risk Management practice, focusing on product safety, compliance and quality assurance. He brings more than 35 years of technical experience leading to a deep understanding of how companies can identify and mitigate their risks. Don was formerly the Senior Director, Product Safety and Technical Policy for Consumer Reports. He led his organization’s... Read More →
Director, Technical Committee Operations Division, ASTM International
Len Morrissey is a director in the Technical Committee Operations Division of ASTM International, one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world.
In his role, he leads a team that coordinates the standardization activities of over 50 ASTM Technical Committees covering a diverse portfolio of global industry sectors ranging from petroleum products to construction materials and systems to remediation of... Read More →
Vice President of Product Safety & Regulatory Compliance, Mattel Inc./Fisher Price
Kitty Pilarz is Vice President of Product Safety & Regulatory Compliance for Mattel Inc. / Fisher-Price, and is responsible for product safety policies for the corporation and brand.She received the 2013 Ron Brown Leadership Award, recognizing leadership in promoting standardization as a way of eliminating global barriers to trade. In 2011, Pilarz served as ASTM International’s Chairman of the Board. She is also on the ASTM... Read More →
Legislative Director and General Counsel, Consumer Federation of America (CFA)
Rachel Weintraub is the Legislative Director and General Counsel for Consumer Federation of America (CFA). Previously, she was the Director of Product Safety. Rachel has worked with Consumer Federation of America since 2002. Her primary focus is advocacy on product safety issues. Ms. Weintraub represents CFA on behalf of consumers before the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Congress, state legislatures, and within voluntary... Read More →