President Obama nominates UNC professor to oversee CPSC

May 5, 2009 8:11:41 AM PDT
President Barack Obama has nominated a UNC professor to be the commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. According to UNC's Website, Robert S. Adler is a scholar in ethics and law and professor of strategy and entrepreneurship. He teaches at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and specializes on consumer protection, product liability, ethics, regulation and negotiation.

Before coming to UNC, Adler served as counsel on the Committee on Energy and Commerce and advised on legislative and oversight issues relating to the commission. He also served as an attorney advisor to two commissioners.

The professor has been elected six times to the board of directors of Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports magazine.

Adler joined Obama's presidential transition team in October 2008. After the election, he was one of two people asked to review the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.


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