Two Exit, Two Join FCC Chairman's Office As Legal Advisors
October 13, 2015 at 12:44 PM (PT)
FCC Chairman TOM WHEELER's staff is experiencing some changes with the departure of legal advisors MARIA KIRBY and RENEE GREGORY and the naming of JESSICA ALMOND and EDWARD "SMITTY" SMITH to replace them as of OCTOBER 26th. ALMOND will handle media, enforcement, and public safety issues, while SMITH oversees legal duties for wireless telecommunications, engineering and technology, and consumer issues, as well as the broadcast incentive auction.
WHEELER said, “JESSICA has done a tremendous job filling in for RENEE GREGORY (who went on maternity leave in JULY and is leaving for a new position to be announced later this year), shepherding a large number of incentive auction-related proceedings. I am delighted that she will be staying on and expanding her portfolio to media, enforcement, and public safety issues. SMITTY was a key member of the Incentive Auction team before he left to run for Attorney General of the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. It is terrific that he is rejoining the Commission and continuing his incentive auction work as well as taking on a broader range of wireless issues.”