FCC's Copps Shuffles Staff
September 4, 2009 at 3:02 PM (PT)
FCC Commissioner MICHAEL J. COPPS has upped JENNIFER SCHNEIDER to Sr. Policy and principal advisor for broadband, wireline and Universal Service issues and has named Acting Chief of the International JOHN GIUSTI as Chief of Staff and legal advisor for international and wireless issues.
"I am enormously pleased that JOHN is returning to my office," COPPS said of GIUSTI. "He demonstrated remarkable intelligence, negotiating skill and sound judgment as a detail in my office a few years ago, and he has been serving this agency with extraordinary intelligence and vigor ever since, most recently as. The skills JOHN brings to the COPPS office will help us navigate through one of the most opportunity-rich periods in the Commission's 75-year history. I also believe the new Commission will have an enhanced focus on, and strategy for, the policy challenges of the global arena, and JOHN will help us take maximum advantage of our international opportunities."
On SCHNEIDER, COPPS said, "JENNIFER has only been with us for a period of months, but I am enormously impressed with her dynamism, policy grasp and practical know-how. The new Commission is all about policy, and she masters it all from her years at the Commission and on Capitol Hill. We're fortunate to have her here."
PAUL MURRAY, who has been working in COPPS' office to assist in spectrum and wireless issues for the past several months, will return to his position as Legal Advisor to the Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Senior Attorney Advisor in the Industry Analysis Division of the Media Bureau JAMILA BESS JOHNSON will temporarily COPPS' office as Acting Legal Advisor on media issues.