National Consumer League 2017 TRUMPETER AWARDS DINNER


The National Association of American Veterans, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer, Constance A. Burns, attended the National Consumers League (NCL) 2017 Trumpeter Awards Dinner held on Wednesday, October 25, at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC.  Sally Greenberg, NCL Executive Director, welcomed the National Consumers League attendees and thanked the Board of Directors and staff for their generous support throughout the year.

This year’s awardees were Dr. Janet Woodcock, Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA, who received the Florence Kelley Consumer Leadership Award, given to individuals who in the spirit of NCL’s early leader have devoted their time, passion, and energy to protecting consumers.

The 2017 Trumpeter Award was given to Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, appointed by President Barack Obama in 2012 as the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where he has been recognized for his fierce dedication to protecting consumers and his willingness to stand up to critics of the Bureau.

And last, but not least, the Honorable John Lewis, U.S. Congressman from the 5th District of Georgia, was recognized for providing political and moral leadership to the citizens of Georgia and the nation. Today Congressman Lewis remains devoted to the philosophy of nonviolent protest and has dedicated his six-decade career to bringing social justice to Americans. He was introduced by NAAV’s partner and supporter Cleo Manuel Stamatos, Consumer Mom, LLC and TracFone Wireless, Inc.

The underwriters of the 2017 Trumpeter Awards Dinner included Beef Products, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Prudential, Samsung, TracFone, Consumers Circle, AAM, Amag, Bernstein & Lipsett Law, Dezenhal Resources, Growth Energy (America Ethanol Supporters), National Confectioners Association (NCA), and PhRMA.

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