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Elaine D. Kolish
Vice President/Director
Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative
Council of Better Business Bureaus
Washington, DC

Ms. Kolish is a nationally recognized expert on food marketing to children issues and advertising and consumer-protection issues generally. For eight years, she has led CFBAI and established it as an important voice in the national conversation about childhood obesity. 

Prior to joining BBB in 2006, Ms. Kolish was a partner at the national law firm now called Dentons, where she specialized in counseling national advertisers on advertising law compliance. From 1980 until 2005, Ms. Kolish was an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission. There she was a member of the Senior Executive Service and head of the Division of Enforcement in the Bureau of Consumer Protection. She led numerous national advertising cases and rulemaking proceedings. She also oversaw the Bureau's regulatory review efforts, as well as a number of other key policy initiatives including the Class Action Fairness Monitoring Project and the Hispanic consumer-protection program. 

Ms. Kolish was an editor of the ABA’s Antitrust Section treatise on consumer protection law. She served as President of the Board of United Community Ministries, a secular non-profit that provides services to needy families in Northern Virginia, during 2013 and was a member of the board for six years.

She is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and graduated magna cum laude from Western New England College School of Law. 


Maureen Enright
Deputy Director
Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative
Council of Better Business Bureaus
Washington, DC


Maureen Enright is the Deputy Director of the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative at the Council of Better Business Bureaus (BBB).

Ms. Enright is an expert on food advertising issues. Prior to joining BBB, she was of counsel at the firm Collier Shannon Scott, where she provided guidance on food, dietary supplement and over-the-counter drug advertising issues. She also spent ten years at the Federal Trade Commission and held several positions, including Assistant to two Directors of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Acting Assistant Director of Enforcement and staff attorney in the Division of Advertising Practices. At the FTC she worked extensively on national advertising issues, and was one of the lead staff attorneys on the FTC’s Enforcement Policy Statement on Food Advertising.   

Ms. Enright is a 1981 graduate of Fordham University and a 1988 graduate of the University Of Virginia School Of Law.