Eric J. Ellman

Vice Chair

Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Legal Affairs
Consumer Data Industry Association
Washington, D.C.

Eric J. Ellman is the Interim President and CEO of the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) in Washington, DC. Before and during his interim appointment he was and is the Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Legal Affairs. At CDIA, Eric leads the state government affairs program, runs the legal department, and serves as the liaison between the association and credit reporting data reporting format teams. Eric is also a leading member of the federal government relations team, and participates in the management of the association.

Founded in 1906, CDIA is the international trade association that represents nearly 150 consumer data companies — the nation’s leading institutions in credit reporting, mortgage reporting, check verification, fraud prevention, risk management, employment screening, tenant screening and collection services.

Eric has a B.S. from American University in Washington, DC and a law degree from the University of Baltimore. Eric is a member of the bar in Maryland and Pennsylvania and he CIPP/US certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

Centuries of inequities have been built into the American political, economic, and social systems. I will do my part to help reverse those inequities to live out the full meaning of our creed -- that all people are created equal. Everyone in this country should be able to fully participate in government, the economy, and society.

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