Inez Tenenbaum, an attorney in private practice in Columbia, South Carolina, has been tapped to serve on the board of non-profit organization Safe Kids Worldwide.
Safe Kids is dedicated to the prevention of childhood injury, which worldwide leads to almost 1 million child deaths every year. Working with representatives from hundreds of coalitions and partners across the world, Safe Kids oversees initiatives to reduce the traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and other injuries that befall children.
Tenenbaum was one of five new members named to the board.
“These impressive leaders join an already dedicated board deeply committed to the importance of our mission to prevent childhood injuries and our imperative to save lives both here in the U.S. and around the world,” Kate Carr, president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide, said.
Tenenbaum, a native of Georgia, earned a bachelor of science degree and a master's degree in education from the University of Georgia before going on to earn her law degree from the University of South Carolina in 1986. While at the University of South Carolina, she served as associate editor-in-chief of South Carolina Law Review.
From 2009-13 she served as the chair of President Barack Obama's United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. During the course of her career, she has been a vocal advocate for children and families.
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