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People on the Move

New York, Sep 26, 2007

People on the Move spotlights trailblazers in standardization, highlighting their latest achievements, advancements, and contributions to the standards community.

Linda F. Golodner will be stepping down as president and CEO of the National Consumers League (NCL) on October 1, after twenty-four years of distinguished service. As president emeritus, she will continue to serve on NCL's Board of Directors.

The nation’s oldest consumer group, NCL’s priority programs focus on food and drug safety, fair labor standards, telecommunications and technology, financial services, consumer fraud, and corporate social responsibility. Under Golodner’s leadership, NCL expanded its service to consumers and workers in the U.S. and abroad, forming the Child Labor Coalition, the National Fraud Information Center and Internet Fraud Watch programs, and the SOS Rx Coalition. Golodner also oversaw the acquisition and growth of the LifeSmarts program, a national consumer awareness competition for high school and middle school students.

Before joining NCL in 1983, Ms. Golodner was president of her own public affairs firm. She has also worked for the U.S. House of Representatives on the staff of former Congressman James G. O’Hara of Michigan. Under President Clinton, she co-chaired the White House Apparel Industry Partnership, and now sits on the Board of Directors of its successor organization, the Fair Labor Association. Golodner also serves as chairman to the League’s Alliance Against Fraud, a coalition of more than ninety groups organized to combat fraud through public education.

Ms. Golodner has been a member of the ANSI Board of Directors for seven years and chairs the Institute’s Consumer Interest Forum. She is the consumer expert on the International Organization for Standardization Technical Management Board/Working Group on Social Responsibility, and also participates in the related U.S. Technical Advisory Group (U.S. TAG) and the Leadership Council. She is also involved in the U.S. TAG on Second-Hand Goods.

The National Consumers League will honor Golodner with the Trumpeter Award, the League’s highest honor, on October 11.

Sally Greenberg, a former senior attorney at Consumers Union (CU), is the new executive director of the NCL. She will succeed Linda Golodner effective October 1, 2007.

Since 1997, Greenberg’s work at CU has focused on product safety, auto safety, and legal and liability reform, collaborating with members of Congress, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, other federal agencies, and consumer safety organizations to help shape consumer policy. She has also worked at the Justice Department’s Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, and served as the Eastern States Civil Rights Counsel for the Boston-based Anti-Defamation League. Previously, Greenberg was president of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts and the Women’s Bar Foundation.

She currently sits on several boards of directors, including HALT, an organization that works to protect the rights of consumers in their interactions with lawyers and the legal system. She also serves on the board of the Alliance for Justice and Trillium Asset Management, a socially responsible investment firm.

Joan Walsh Cassedy, former executive director of the American Council of Independent Laboratories, has joined the staff of the Promotional Products Association International as a consultant on international trade.

PPAI is a trade association of more than 7,500 suppliers and distributors of promotional products and services, including specialty advertising, business gifts, premiums, incentives, awards, prizes and commemoratives. Promotional products are an $18 billion industry and include wearables, writing instruments, calendars, drinkware and many other items, usually imprinted with a company's name, logo or message.

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