Benjamin Shimberg

Benjamin Shimberg, Chairman Emeritus (DECEASED) of the Citizen Advocacy Center Board of Directors, was a nationally recognized expert in the fields of testing and occupational regulation, and a founder of the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR). He was the author of Occupational Licensing: A Public Perspective, and co-author (with Barbara Esser and Daniel Kruger) of Occupational Licensing: Practices and Policies. He was also co-author (with Doug Roederer) of Occupational Licensing: Questions a Legislator Should Ask, published by CLEAR.

Mr. Shimberg spent most of his professional career as a research scientist at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey. After his retirement, Mr. Shimberg was active in advocacy activities and as a Red Cross disaster volunteer providing assistance to victims and their families.