(BOSTON) The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC), a nonprofit with headquarters in Boston and an office in Washington, D.C., has named Steve Hurley as chief development officer, effective June 6, 2016. The organization works for economic justice for low-income and other disadvantaged people in the United States.

As chief development officer, Hurley will lead NCLC’s development and communications team. One of his first tasks is to lead the search to hire a director of leadership giving and engagement for NCLC.

 Hurley succeeds Richard Dubois, who was appointed NCLC’s executive director, this past January. “We are thrilled at Steve’s decision to join the National Consumer Law Center and lead our development efforts,” said Dubois. “He brings a passion for economic justice and a proven track record in nonprofit management and fundraising. We will benefit tremendously from his leadership and are delighted to welcome him to our team.”

Hurley has nearly 25 years of development and donor communications experience, most recently as the director of strategic development at the ACLU of Massachusetts. He also held a variety of senior management positions at the Boston-based direct marketing firm Share Group, Inc., where his nonprofit and political clients included organizations like Oxfam America, the Southern Poverty Law Center, NAACP, Human Rights Campaign, EMILY’s List, Obama for America, and the national ACLU.

“To paraphrase Senator Elizabeth Warren, the economic playing field in America is tilted badly against poor, working- and middle-class people, and not by accident,” said Hurley. “There is no organization that works to level that playing field – to protect consumer rights and secure economic fairness – more effectively than the National Consumer Law Center, and I’m thrilled to join their extraordinary team and network of allies to do my part in the fight for economic justice.”


Since 1969, the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) has used its expertise in consumer law and energy policy on behalf of low-income and other disadvantaged people, including older adults, in the United States. NCLC’s expertise includes policy analysis and advocacy; consumer law and energy publications; litigation; expert witness services, and training and advice for advocates. NCLC works with nonprofit and legal services organizations, private attorneys, policymakers, and federal and state government and courts across the nation to stop exploitative practices, help financially stressed families build and retain wealth, and advance economic fairness.