Thomas Wheeler named to Obama transition team

Thomas Wheeler, the former head of CTIA and still a player in the wireless industry, was named to the Obama-Biden transition team to head up efforts in the science, technology, space and arts agencies, which probably includes the FCC.

Wheeler, who was a large fundraiser for President-elect Barack Obama during the Democratic primaries, was the head of CTIA for 12 years and knows the ins-and-outs of dealing with federal regulators. He currently is the managing director of Core Capital, a wireless investment firm. Also joining the transition team is Reed Hundt, who oversaw the first spectrum auctions during the Clinton administration. Hundt will be working on the transition team's focus on international trade and economic agencies.

Last week, one of the co-chairs of the transition team, John Podesta, made it clear that Obama planned on making his own mark on the FCC.

For more:
- see this article in RCR News
- see Wheeler in FierceWireless' list of Top U.S. Wireless Innovators of All Time

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