David Friedman

Dir of Cars & Prod Policy & Analysis
Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization arm of Consumer Reports

David is a widely respected leader and innovator whose work has fundamentally improved the lives of consumers. He served as both Deputy and Acting Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), where he led the agency’s mission to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes. He most recently served at the U.S. Department of Energy as Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), where he led the organization’s efforts to accelerate the ongoing transition to clean energy. David is leading Consumers Union’s public policy and analytical efforts to ensure automobiles and other products are safe for consumers, improve consumer options for energy efficiency and cleaner energy, and guide other important initiatives.

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