Marta L. Tellado joined Consumer Reports in the fall of 2014 as President and Chief Executive Officer following more than 25 years of experience as a front-line advocate for social justice.
Prior to leading Consumer Reports, Marta served as Vice President for Global Communications for the Ford Foundation in New York, where she was also a board officer. While there, she led strategic communications and advocacy on a range of issues in the United States and around the world, including economic fairness, free and fair access to an open Internet, and civil rights.
Born in Cuba and raised in New Jersey, Marta began her career in public interest leadership working alongside consumer advocates Ralph Nader and Joan Claybrook at Public Citizen. Since then, 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; and 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. Marta, who holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Yale University, is known as a transformational leader with a talent for innovation, a lifelong commitment to social justice, and a distinguished portfolio of public policy accomplishments.
As Consumer Reports’ eighth president, Marta now leads the world’s largest and most-trusted nonprofit consumer organization. For nearly 80 years, Consumer Reports has won substantial gains for consumers through its advocacy on issues ranging from food and product safety to health and financial reform. With more than 8 million subscribers to its flagship magazine, website, and other consumer resources, Consumer Reports has built a hard-earned reputation for rigorous testing, impartial analysis, and consumer-first advocacy.