Marla Felcher has worked as a marketing professor, investigative journalist, marketing consultant, and consumer advocate. She’s taught at Northwestern University, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and UMass-Boston’s McCormack School of Policy Studies. She has written about product safety regulation for the Atlantic Monthly, Slate, Mother Jones, and other magazines. In 2001, she published the book It’s No Accident, an account of the federal government’s failure to adequately regulate durable baby products. The book was used as the basis of Congressional research and testimony, which resulted in the Children’s Product Safety Improvement Act, passed by Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2008. In 2012, Marla co-founded The Philanthropy Connection, a women’s grant-making organization. She served as president until 2016 and board chair until 2017, when she happily turned over leadership to others. Marla served on the 2008 Obama Transition Team advisory committee, the Jewish Council for Education & Research Great Schlep campaign advisory board, and has served on the board of directors of Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel), Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Summer Search Boston, the Youth Job Center of Evanston, and the Evanston Community Foundation. Marla holds an M.B.A. and Ph.D. in Marketing. She and her husband Max Bazerman live in Cambridge with their rescue mutt Becca Sue Bazerdog.