Marta L. Tellado, B.A., ’02 Ph.D.
Marta L. Tellado is president and chief executive officer of Consumer Reports, an independent, nonprofit member organization that works with consumers to foster truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace.
Throughout her career, Ms. Tellado has sought transformative solutions to complex challenges facing modern society. She has worked extensively with policymakers in Washington, D.C., in both government and nonprofit organizations. Since becoming its president and CEO in 2014, she has led Consumer Reports—the largest nonprofit consumer organization in the world—by uniting its rigorous research, consumer insights, journalism, and policy expertise to inform purchase decisions, improve the products and services that businesses deliver, and drive regulatory and fair competitive practices. Prior to joining Consumer Reports, she was vice president for global communications at the Ford Foundation from 2004 to 2014. In that role, she oversaw the foundation’s strategic communications and advocacy on a range of issues in the United States and around the world, including economic fairness, free and fair access to an open internet, and civil rights. She also founded and directed the first bipartisan domestic public policy forum at the Aspen Institute and was named among the “Top Women in Media” by Folio: magazine in 2018. Ms. Tellado earned her bachelor’s degree in 1981 from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she served as a trustee from 2013 - 2022, and her Ph.D. from Yale in 2002. Ms. Tellado, who also has been a member of the University Council, was named a successor trustee in 2022.