Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion (ComE-IN)
Guest Speaker Biographies - Stephen Brobeck Stephen
Brobeck has served as Executive Director of the Consumer Federation of
America since 1980. From 1976 to 1979 he was a board member and vice
president. As a federation of 300 groups with more than 50 million members,
CFA is the nation's largest consumer advocacy organization.
As CFA executive
director, Brobeck frequently testifies before Congressional committees and
is interviewed by national news media. He also has co-authored commercially
published consumer guides to banking and product safety.
During the 1970s,
Brobeck held the position of assistant professor of American Studies at Case
Western Reserve University. Since then, he has served as a visiting
associate professor of consumer economics at Cornell University and as an
adjunct associate professor of consumer economics at the University of
Maryland. He also has published research on social change, including the
first annotated bibliography of the consumer movement and an encyclopedia of
the consumer movement, which he edited.
Brobeck, who was born in
1944, graduated from Wheaton College (IL) with high honors and earned a
Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He is listed
in Who's Who in America and serves on boards of several nonprofit
organizations. From 1990 to 1996, he served as a director of the Federal
Reserve Bank of Richmond.