Updated: March 2006

Linda Sherry

Director, National Priorities

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Consumer Action's director of national priorities and one of the organization's chief spokespersons, joined the San Francisco-based national consumer education and advocacy group in 1994 from a background as a weekly newspaper reporter.

Consumer Action, founded in 1971, has a national reputation for multilingual consumer education on personal finance issues. Sherry is an expert on credit card pricing and practices. She is regularly called upon for interviews and background information by the national and local media (TV, radio and print), Congress and federal regulators to provide information about consumers and credit cards.

Sherry, who moved to Washington, DC, in August 2004 to establish an office for Consumer Action, is responsible for the research and writing of Consumer Action's free educational publications and for the content of the organization's web site. Her most recent projects for Consumer Action include publications on personal finance, bankruptcy, banking, credit repair, insurance fraud, Internet privacy, cell phones and investing vs. savings.

Sherry coordinates Consumer Action's popular annual pricing surveys of rates for bank and retail credit cards, prepaid phone cards and long distance telephone service. She is the editor of Consumer Action's newsletter, Consumer Action News.

Sherry has received awards for Consumer Action publications from the National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators (Excellence in Consumer Education, 1996, 2000 and 2003) and U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs (1995 National Consumer Week).

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



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