Monday, January 12, 2009

Genachowski Seen as Likely Pick for FCC Chairmanship

Julius Genachowski emerged as President-elect Barack Obama's likely choice to become chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, according to various news reports. If confirmed, he would replace outgoing FCC Chairman, Kevin Martin.

Mr. Genachowski, who served as technology advisor to the Obama campaign, holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School (1991), where he studied with Barack Obama.

During the Clinton administration, Genachowski served as council to FCC Chairman Reed Hundt. Later, he co-founded LaunchBox Digital, a venture capital firm.

Genachowski has served on the Boards of Directors of Expedia,, Ticketmaster, Website Pros, and The Motley Fool.

Genachowski is believed to be a strong support of Net Neutrality.

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