Friday, June 30, 2017

FCC Appointments Announced

Former - and future - FCC
Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel
(FCC photo)
President Trump announced on June 13 that he intends to nominate former FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to return to the commission for a second term. She had been renominated by President Obama in 2016 but the Senate did not act on the nomination before its session ended. Mr. Trump is expected to announce a nomination for the vacant Republican seat in the near future.

In addition, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced the appointment of Donald Stockdale as Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (which regulates amateur radio), and of Rosemary Harold as Chief of the Enforcement Bureau. Stockdale is an attorney and economist and held various positions at the FCC between 1994 and 2011, when he left to work in the private sector. An attorney and former journalist, Harold served as deputy chief of the FCC's Media Bureau before joining a private law firm in 2011.