Chutes& Ladders: New FCC wireless chief

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has appointed a successor to the post he left nearly a year ago: Fred Campbell will take over as the permanent chief of the agency's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Martin left that post in mid-March 2005 to take the helm of the FCC. Campbell has served as Martin's top wireless staffer and previously as the attorney advisor in the FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau (WTB). Acting WTB chief Catherine Seidel has been appointed chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, succeeding Monica Desai. Martin did not explain where Desai would move to or why Seidel, who has more experience than Campbell, was passed over the permanent position as WTB chief.

For more on the new WTB chief:
- take a look at this article from RCR News