NACA Issues Press Release to Announce the Recipients of the 2015 Consumer Advocacy Awards

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November 9, 2015
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National Association of Consumer Advocates Announces Awards at Annual Meeting

Release Date: November 9, 2015

For Immediate Release

Contact: Ira Rheingold; Ira@consumeradvocates.org

Phone: 202.452.1989 ext. 101

[Washington, D.C] — [November 9, 2015] – The National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Annual Consumer Advocacy Awards. These award recipients represent the best of consumer advocacy across a variety of fields. The awards will be presented at NACA’s Annual Membership meeting, which will take place on Friday, November 13, 2015, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

The award for Excellence in Consumer Journalism is being given to Amy Davis of KPRC-RV Channel 2 News. Amy has shown great dedication in reporting on and exposing consumer issues faced by families in the Houston area. She has proven to be a leader in showing how good local consumer reporting can have an important impact on the lives of her viewers.

The award for Excellence in Investigative Journalism is being given to Melanie Hicken and Blake Ellis with CNN Money, for their outstanding report The Secret World of Government Debt Collection, in which they expose the corruption and aggressive tactics of the debt collection industry.

The award for Consumer Advocate of the Year is being given to Jane Santoni of Williams & Santoni, LLP. Jane has dedicated her career and tremendous energy to fighting against unfair and deceptive practices and making life a little better for her clients and for all of Maryland’s consumers.

The award for Consumer Attorney of the Year is being given to Keith Keogh of Keogh Law, LTD. Keith has done outstanding work, both in the courts and in Washington, to maintain and advance the important consumer protections in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). 

The award for Outstanding Achievement in Consumer Law is being given to J. Erik Heath, Attorney at Law. Erik showed the incredible difference that legal aid LAD lawyers can make for consumers by leading a litigation effort that ultimately led to Georgia’s garnishment law being declared unconstitutional.

The National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) is a non-profit association of attorneys and consumer advocates committed to representing customers’ interests. NACA members are private and public sector attorneys, legal services attorneys, law professors and law students whose primary focus is the protection and representation of consumers. NACA also has a charitable and educational fund incorporated under §501 (c) (3).