Christopher Meyer is the Vice President of External Affairs and Information Services at Consumers Union. As Vice President, Chris is responsible for the management and oversight of multi-state campaigns, community building and grassroots initiatives and activism. In addition, he explores new initiatives in consumer education. Chris supervises campaign staff at Consumers Union’s Yonkers, New York headquarters and its regional offices in Austin, Texas and San Francisco, California.
Prior to his promotion to Vice President in 2006, Chris was Senior Director, Public Policy and Advocacy for Consumers Union.
Before joining Consumers Union in October 2004, Chris worked for two decades as an organizer, lobbyist and, from 1997 to 2004, as Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), New York State’s largest consumer, environmental and government reform organization. Chris developed an expertise in public health issues, including lead poisoning prevention, drinking water quality and tobacco control. He oversaw statewide campaigns for increased higher education funding and the successful 1996 environmental bond initiative. He was also lead lobbyist on efforts to defeat construction of garbage-burning incinerators in New York City in the early 1990s. Chris was named “Best Lobbyist” by New York Magazine in 1993 and was quoted regularly in The New York Times and other New York City and state electronic and print media on good government issues.
Chris is a graduate of Haverford College and the New York University School of Law.