Elliot Fineman – Chicago, Illinois
President & Chief Executive Officer, National Gun Victims Action Council (NGVAC)
Elliot Fineman served as a strategic marketing consultant to Fortune 500 companies including
top corporations like Accenture, KPMG and the Boston Consulting Group for 25 years.
Following the murder of his son in 2006 by a paranoid schizophrenic who had legally obtained
the gun, he founded National Gun Victims Action Council. As a leading voice for a network of
gun victims, survivors and the faith community seeking to change America’s gun laws by adding
an economic lever strategy, Mr. Fineman has appeared on CNBC, CNN, PBS, Fox News, the
BBC, Al Jazeera English, Australian network TV and China Central Television (CCTV). He has
been quoted by top media like USA Today, National Public Radio, the Chicago Sun-Times, the
Morning Call and written op-eds for the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Times-Tribune (Scranton),
Salem-News (Washington state) and the Capital Times (Madison, WI). Trained at MIT as a civil
engineer, Mr. Fineman is a skillful orator who has debated top-echelon NRA spokespeople on
radio and TV and who addresses undergraduate and graduate students on the topic of gun
violence at universities around the country.
Mr. Fineman hosts NGVAC’s bi-monthly, 90 minute radio show that strips away the platitudes
and half truths that dominate the national gun debate and reveals the raw and burning issues.
“IT’S THE GUNS, STUPID” airs every other Thursday at 6 PM EST on 1480 WPWC in
Washington, D.C., an AM station also covering northern Virginia and southern Maryland and
reaching nearly 600,000 social media members.