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FCC Chairman Genachowski Announces Senior Staff


FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced senior staff on Wednesday naming William Lake as Media Bureau Chief and Sharon Gillett as Wireline Competition Bureau Chief. Other appointments include Media Bureau Deputy Chiefs Robert Ratcliffe and Kris Monteith and Enforcement Bureau Deputy Chief Suzanne Tetreault, who will join the other senior staff in those bureaus.

"This extraordinarily talented senior staff has extensive experience in the private sector, the academy, and the public sector, including here at the FCC and in state government," said Genachowski. "With their help, the agency will pursue policies that advance a vibrant media sector, unleash innovation and job creation, protect consumers, and promote competition."

Lake most recently served as the head of the DTV task force at the FCC. Previously, he was a partner at WilmerHale in Washington, DC, where he led the communications regulatory practice for many years.

Ratcliffe most recently served as the Acting Chief of the Media Bureau. Previously, he was a Deputy Chief of the Enforcement Bureau, where he was responsible for media enforcement matters. Prior to his assignment to the Enforcement Bureau, Ratcliffe spent more than 20 years in various positions in the Media Bureau and its predecessors, including Deputy Chief of the Bureau.

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