Genachowski names Wireless Bureau officials

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski appointed several staff members to the commission's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. 

Ruth Milkman will be the Wireless Bureau Chief. Previously, Milkman served as Genachowski's special counsel and led his transition efforts. She also worked at the commission from 1986 to 1998 in a variety of positions, including as senior legal adviser to former chairman Reed Hundt, and was responsible for wireless issues and spectrum policy.

Jim Schlichting was named as the senior deputy of the Wireless Bureau. Schlichting, an FCC veteran who has been at the commission for 24 years, most recently served as the as the deputy chief and acting chief of the Wireless Bureau. He also was previously the deputy chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology.

Genachowski also named Renee Crittendon as a deputy chief of the Wireless Bureau. She has been at the FCC for eight years, and most recently served as chief of staff and senior legal adviser to Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein. The chairman named Josh Leibovitz, an Obama transition official for technology policy, as a deputy chief for the Wireless Bureau. 

"This bureau will play a pivotal role in promoting innovation, competition, job creation and investment in the wireless sector," Genachowski said in a statement. "I am delighted to have a Wireless Telecommunications Bureau team with the expertise to help seize the opportunity for the United States to lead the world in mobile communications."

For more:
- see this Broadcasting & Cable article

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