Director, National Priorities, Consumer Action

Consumer Action’s director of national priorities and one of the organization’s chief spokespersons, Linda Sherry joined the San Francisco-based national consumer education and advocacy group in 1994 from a background as a weekly newspaper reporter.

Sherry, a nationally recognized consumer advocate, is an expert on credit and financial services pricing and practices and consumer rights. She responds regularly to requests for interviews and background information about consumer protection issues from the national and local media, Congress and federal regulators.

Sherry, who established Consumer Action’s DC office in 2004, is responsible for the organization’s national advocacy work and for the research and writing of Consumer Action’s free, multilingual educational publications and website content. In 2012, her team has been busy working on mobile and e-health privacy issues, foreclosure prevention efforts and federal education loan protections, as well as responding to requests for comment at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission.

Sherry has received awards for Consumer Action publications from the National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators and U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs.

Before joining Consumer Action, Sherry was managing editor of AsianWeek in San Francisco from 1991-1994. Previously she was a reporter at The Almanac newspapers in Menlo Park, California; The New York Times Long Island Section, and The East Hampton Star in East Hampton, NY. She was a founding editor of the Sag Harbor Herald, a weekly newspaper in Long Island, NY.