Obama Nominates Julius Genachowski To Chair FCC
March 3, 2009 at 11:42 AM (PT)
It's finally official. As long predicted, President BARACK OBAMA has nominated JULIUS GENACHOWSKI as the next Chairman of the FCC. He succeeds Republican KEVIN MARTIN, who resigned earlier this year.
In a statement, Pres. OBAMA said, "I can think of no one better than JULIUS GENACHOWSKI to serve as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. He will bring to the job diverse and unparalleled experience in communications and technology, with two decades of accomplishment in the private sector and public service. I know him as the son of immigrants who carries a deep appreciation for this country and the American dream; and as the proud father of three children working with his wife RACHEL to be responsible parents in this digital age."
GENACHOWSKI, a technology executive and entrepreneur, co-founded LAUNCHBOX DIGITAL and ROCK CREEK VENTURES. He spent eight years as a senior executive at IAC/InterActiveCorp. He also has FCC experience, serving as Chief Counsel to then-Chairman REED HUNDT and before that, as Special Counsel to FCC General Counsel (later Chairman) WILLIAM KENNARD.
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