Susan K. Weinstock
Director, Safe Checking
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Susan K. Weinstock is the director for Pew’s Safe Checking in the Electronic Age Project, an initiative that advocates for policies that inform American checking accountholders.
As the lead on Pew's efforts to improve the safety and transparency of checking accounts, Weinstock directs a team of researchers and advocates who identify key banking practices and consumer needs an advance proven policies to protect and inform consumers.
Previously, Susan was the Financial Reform Campaign Director at the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), leading all media, coalition, public education and grassroots efforts. Susan has more than 20 years of advocacy, communications, research, grassroots and legislative experience protecting consumers. Prior to joining CFA in 2009, Susan worked in a number of different positions at AARP. She directed many successful state-level advocacy and grassroots campaigns throughout the country, saving consumers billions of dollars on their utility bills and pushing for the enactment of consumer protection and reliability requirements. She also managed federal communications activities on financial security issues -- including message development and the creation and execution of integrated public awareness campaigns.
Weinstock has a bachelor’s degree in government from Clark University and a Masters Degree in education from Marymount University.