McDowell's Chief Of Staff Angela Giancarlo To Exit FCC
January 18, 2013 at 3:54 AM (PT)
FCC Commissioner ROBERT M. MCDOWELL's Chief of Staff, ANGELA GIANCARLO, will exit the Commission in FEBRUARY. Legal Advisor for media issues ERIN MCGRATH will in turn take over oversight of the wireless, international and public safety portfolio.
MCDOWELL said, “As my Chief of Staff, ANGELA has played an indispensable role in developing and establishing American communications technology policies covering the wireless, media and broadband Internet sectors, in addition to international policy matters. ANGELA has worked tirelessly on many key proceedings, including: auction and licensing rules for the 700 MHz spectrum band, media ownership, unlicensed use within the TV white spaces, public safety spectrum operations, promotion of wireless medical body area technologies, universal service contribution reform, and countless transactions involving satellite, media and wireless licenses. Our nation’s communications consumers have benefited from ANGELA’s outstanding judgment and substantive expertise, not to mention her boundless energy throughout her eight years of government service. Our office will miss her strategic vision, creativity and sense of humor. I wish her every success as she transitions to the next step in her career.”
Commissioner MIGNON CLYBURN added, “I wish for my friend, ANGELA GIANCARLO, the very best as she embarks on career opportunities outside of the agency. ANGELA has been an excellent advocate for Commissioner MCDOWELL’s policy priorities since 2006. Commissioner MCDOWELL is not, however, the only one who will regret her departure. This agency is losing a legal advisor with an impressive amount of institutional knowledge. My advisors constantly tell me how much they appreciate her leadership, knack for quickly finding common ground, and her willingness to carefully consider our recommendations on circulated items. I have personally benefitted from her candid and sage advice and will always be impressed by her insight about the communications industry. While she will be incredibly missed, I am confident ANGELA will bring the same intellect, common sense, humor, and candor to her future endeavors.”