THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release October 22, 1993
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ANN WINKELMAN BROWN MEMBER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Ann Winkelman Brown as a commissioner and the chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
"Ann Brown has worked tirelessly to improve consumer product safety in America," the President said. "In her new role, I am certain she will make even further strides in this important field."
Ann Winkelman Brown has served as a major proponent of consumers' rights for more than two decades, dedicating her efforts to a number of product studies, including the nationally recognized "Toy and Children's Products Quality, Safety and Price Survey." Brown also helped form the Washington, D.C. Office of Consumer Protection and has served since 1980 as vice president of the Consumer Federation of America. Since 1983, she has served as chairman of the board of Public Voice, a consumer advocacy group focusing on health and nutrition issues, and since 1988 she has been a member of the Coalition for Consumer Health and Safety.
Brown earned her BA from George Washington University in 1959, and was previously educated at Smith College. She is married to Donald Brown, a Harvard Business School professor and attorney. The couple have two children, three grandchildren and reside in Washington, D.C.