Linda Golodner, NCL President

Linda Golodner is President and CEO of the National Consumers League; she has been with the League for 22 years.  NCL is the nation’s oldest consumer organization, founded in 1899, to bring consumer power to bear on marketplace and workplace issues.  Priority programs for NCL are food and drug safety, health care, fair labor standards, telecommunications and technology, financial services, environmental issues, and consumer fraud.


In addition to serving as president of NCL, Golodner chairs the Alliance Against Fraud in Telemarketing and Electronic Commerce, a coalition of more than 90 groups organized to combat fraud through public education.  Golodner serves on the Board of Directors of the National Council on Patient Information and Education, the National Patient Safety Foundation, the Patient Safety Institute, and the American National Standards Institute.  She is a member of the Water Quality Health Council, the Underwriters Laboratories Consumer Advisory Council, the Public Interest Council of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and co-chairs the Verizon Consumer Advisory Board. Golodner is a founding member of, and co-chairs, the Child Labor Coalition and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Cocoa Initiative.  President Clinton appointed her to the White House Apparel Industry Partnership, which she co-chaired; she serves on the Board of Directors of its successor organization, the Fair Labor Association.

Golodner received the Food and Drug Administration’s highest public honor, the FDA Commissioner’s Special Citation and the American Pharmacists Association’s Hugo H. Schaefer Award.  The United Nations Association (NCA) also honored her for her work in human rights.  The American Council on Consumer Interests presented her with the “Friend of Consumers Award,” in recognition of her outstanding contributions to policies that promote consumers interests nationally and internationally, and the Direct Selling Education Foundation gave her their Circle of Honor award.


Before coming to NCL in 1983, Golodner was president of her own public affairs firm.  She also worked for the U.S. House of Representatives on the staff of former Congressman James G. O’Hara of Michigan.  Golodner is a former commissioner and chair of the Fairfax County Commission for Women.  She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland in 1975.


She participated in the press event that launched in May 2006.

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