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 served as host of NGVAC’s bi-monthly radio show, “IT’S THE GUNS, STUPID,” that aired on the AM station 1480 WPWC in Washington, D.C., reaching northern Virginia and southern Maryland, in 2014. The show, with well-known national guests, also reached nearly 600,000 social media members.