Susan K. Weinstock
Director, Safe Checking
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Susan K. Weinstock is the director of Pew's safe checking in the electronic age project, an initiative that advocates for policies that better protect and 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 and advance proven policies to protect and inform consumers.
Previously, Weinstock was the financial reform campaign director at the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), leading media, coalition, public education, and grassroots efforts to promote consumer financial protection. She has more than 20 years of advocacy, communications, research, grassroots, and legislative experience protecting consumers. Prior to joining CFA in 2009, Weinstock worked in a number of different positions at AARP. She directed many successful state-level advocacy campaigns throughout the country, saving consumers billions of dollars on their telephone and utility bills and pushing for the enactment of consumer protections 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.
Susan Weinstock has a bachelor’s degree in government from Clark University and a master’s degree in education from Marymount University.