January 8, 2017
Science and Public Health Expert Jeff Stier joins the Consumer Choice Center as Senior Fellow
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Choice Center (CCC) is delighted to announce Jeff Stier has joined the group as a Senior Fellow.
As he’s done for two decades, Stier will continue to be a voice for consumers who believe paternalists don’t have a monopoly on public health.
“The addition of Jeff Stier to the CCC team expands our efforts in the United States to speak up for consumer choice and be effective in our approach,” said CCC managing director Fred Roeder. “Mr. Stier’s vast experience and talent as a researcher, public health advocate, and commentator will no doubt help bolster CCC’s impact and reach as we go forward.
“We are elated to have him join the team,” said Roeder.
Through op-eds, media interviews, testimony at government hearings and insightful tweets, Stier will advance CCC’s mission as it relates to issues including food policy, tobacco harm reduction, environmental health, consumer product regulation, and innovation.
“I joined the CCC because its mission and mine are one in the same: responsibly representing and empowering consumers who want both appropriate regulations and choice,” said Stier. “Too often, laws and rules fail to strike the right balance, in part, because incentives to get it right are skewed in favor of recklessly-stringent regulation.
“Regulators are generally more sensitive to risks than they are to costs and unintended consequences. Regulators aren’t hearing enough about this from beleaguered consumers because attacks on consumer choice are so widespread that consumers can’t possibly speak out effectively in the appropriate forums each time their choices are under attack,” he said.
In his role at CCC, Stier will make these voices heard to those who seek to unduly curtail individual decisions. To ensure that this venture is successful, consumers who wish to be heard can make tax-deductible contributions at consumerchoicecenter.org/donate today.
Mr. Stier has been seen on CNBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, as well as network newscasts. He is a frequent radio commentator, having been heard on NPR, top-rated major market shows in cities including Boston, Philadelphia, and Sacramento, plus syndicated regional broadcasts.
His op-eds have been published in top outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, The Hill, The Washington Examiner, and National Review Online. Stier has testified at FDA scientific meetings, met with White House officials, members of Congress and their staff about science policy, and has testified at state and local legislatures across the country.
Based in New York, Mr. Stier spent seven years as a Senior Fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research in Washington, D.C.
Stier joins CCC’s multinational team with dedicated presence in the EU, Canada, and the United States.
***CCC Senior Fellow Jeff Stier is available to speak with accredited media on consumer regulations and consumer choice issues. Please send media inquiries HERE.***
The CCC represents consumers in over 100 countries across the globe. We closely monitor regulatory trends in Ottawa, Washington, Brussels, Geneva and other hotspots of regulation and inform and activate consumers to fight for #ConsumerChoice. Learn more at consumerchoicecenter.org.