FCC's Mignon Clyburn Names J. David Grossman Chief Of Staff, Daudeline Meme Wireless/International/Safety Legal Advisor
March 10, 2016 at 4:21 AM (PT)
FCC Commissioner MIGNON L. CLYBURN has named Legislative Dir. and Senior Advisor for Technology Issues to Rep. ANNA ESHOO (D-CA) and former House Small Business Committee Democratic Technology Counsel J. DAVID GROSSMAN as her new Chief of Staff and Media Policy Advisor.
CLYBURN has also tapped FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief of Staff DAUDELINE MEME as Legal Advisor for wireless, international and public safety issues. The appointments are effective MARCH 14th.
CLYBURN said, “DAVID brings to the Commission a unique set of skills, building on his experience from CAPITOL HILL and the private sector. His passion for communications policy, including the advancement of broadband coupled with his understanding of technology’s transformative impact on society will be a valuable asset to me and my staff.”
On MEME's appointment, CLYBURN added, “I have known DAUDELINE since the beginning of my tenure here at the Commission and am delighted she has agreed to join my staff. She has a keen understanding of emerging technology issues, is a proven consensus builder and an ardent believer in the FCC’s mission. From the earliest stages of her career as an OGC intern, DAUDELINE has demonstrated her sharp intelligence and strong commitment to communications policy and enforcement. She will be a great addition to my team.”
“I want to take this opportunity to thank LOUIS PERAERTZ, my outgoing Senior Legal Advisor, for his more than six years of stellar service in my Office,” CLYBURN added. “Mr. PERAERTZ has provided me outstanding advice on a wide range of wireless, public safety, and international matters and played a key role in helping me achieve a number of my policy priorities including: restoring interoperability in the lower 700 MHz band, applying open Internet rules to mobile broadband services, comprehensively reforming the competitive bidding rules, ensuring enough spectrum for unlicensed services, and developing spectrum licensing policies that would enable small businesses to acquire valuable spectrum in the upcoming incentive auction.”
“It's an incredible honor to join Commissioner CLYBURN and her dedicated staff in pursuit of policies that put consumers first,” said GROSSMAN. “I look forward to working with the Commissioner to advance her priorities across the ever-changing communications landscape.”
“I look forward to working with Commissioner CLYBURN and her amazing team as they continue to focus on the groundbreaking policies that improve American consumers’ daily lives,” said MEME. “Her compassion and commitment to the Commission’s work is both palpable and inspiring. I believe my dedication to understanding today’s myriad communications issues and partnering with industry to find solutions to tomorrow’s complex problems will aid the Commissioner in her quest to serve the best interests of consumers.”