Adam K. Levin

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Adam K. Levin, the former director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, is currently the chairman and co-founder of Credit.com and the co-founder of Identity Theft 911.[1]

Education[edit]

Levin received a A.B. from Stanford University and his J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1974.[2]

Career[edit]

As Director of Consumer Affairs in New Jersey, he worked with the New Jersey legislature and various state regulatory agencies to enact e over 40 major consumer protection laws and regulations.[3] He led the fight to force 15 million unsafe Firestone 500 tires off the road. Levin advised consumers on symptoms that indicated failing tires and the proper way to check tires for defects.[4] He developed new consumer educational materials and distribution channels and made over 1,200 consumer educational presentations in five years.[3] Other accomplishments as Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs include the promotion of statewide financial literacy programs, two major tire recalls, and a national effort to secure the right for professionals to advertise- an occurrence which created favorable conditions for price competition and established greater consumer protections in the health spa industry.[3]

In 1982, he resigned his post as Director of Consumer Affairs to run for office. He won the Democratic nomination for the United States House of Representatives in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District. Levin ran against Republican Matthew Rinaldo but was unsuccessful in unseating Rinaldo who had been the five term incumbent in the 7th Congressional District.[5] Once the election was over, Levin entered the real estate business and co-founded Kingswood Management, the Regal Management ( formerly Bellmarc-Regal Management)- one of the largest residential property management companies in New York City.[6]

In 1994 he Co-founded Credit.com, Inc- an online financial services educator and resource for solutions that help enable consumers to actively manage their credit finances.[7] In 2003 he founded Identity Theft 911, an online provider of personal-touch identity management solutions, identity theft recovery services, breach services and data risk management solutions for businesses.[8]

Levin also serves as the President of the Philip and Janice Levin Foundation - a major contributor to the renovation of 19th-century paintings galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and is on the board of the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Executive Profile Adam K. Levin", 'Bloomberg Businessweek"
  2. ^ "Levin Making 2d Bid to Replace Rinaldo", "The New York Times", 30 October 1982
  3. ^ a b c "Five Questions with Adam Levin, Chairman and Co-founder of Credit.com", "The Score", August 2012
  4. ^ Check Car Tires: They Could Be Defective", "The Westfield Leader", 03 October 1978
  5. ^ "Rinaldo won 28 of 29 elections", "Politicker NJ", 13 October 2008
  6. ^ "Adam Levin", "Huffington Post"
  7. ^ "Credit.com's Levin Makes Sense of New Credit Card Rules", "Insider Forum", PBS NewsHour, 23 October 2009
  8. ^ "Your Money: Protecting yourself from identity theft", "USA Today", 12 May 2013
  9. ^ "Janice Levin, 87, Philanthropist of the Arts", "The New York Times", 27 March 2001