FCC Staff Shuffle Includes Naming Of Zachary Katz As Chief Of Staff
January 5, 2012 at 3:15 PM (PT)
The FCC has made several staff changes, most prominently the appointment of ZACHARY KATZ, Chief Counsel to Chairman JULIUS GENACHOWSKI, as Chief of Staff, replacing EDDIE LAZARUS, who is departing at the end of the month.
GENACHOWSKI said, "As I know from working closely with ZAC on many important initiatives, he has exceptionally good judgment, tremendous aptitude, and the strong leadership qualities to serve as Chief of Staff. The agency is fortunate to have an extraordinarily accomplished senior team to lead an ambitious policy agenda as we start the new year. Building on the successes of the past few years, this team will be focused on unleashing the benefits of broadband, driving economic growth, and opportunity for all Americans."
In addition, SHERRESE SMITH, currently Senior Counsel and Legal Advisor, will become Chief Counsel and Senior Legal Advisor; Senior Counselor to the Chairman JOSH GOTTHEIMER will direct a new team at the Commission on public-private initiatives; Special Counsel and Legal Advisor AMY LEVINE will become Senior Counsel and Legal Advisor; and Special Counsel in the Office of General Counsel MICHAEL STEFFEN will become Legal Advisor to the Chairman.