Sunday, March 29, 2009

Obama Nominates Lawrence Strickling to be Assistant Secretary for Communications

President Obama has nominated Lawrence E. Strickling for Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, Department of Commerce.

Lawrence E. Strickling served as Policy Coordinator for the Obama for campaign, where he oversaw two dozen domestic policy committees and was responsible for technology and telecommunications issues. Prior to joining the campaign, Strickling was Chief Regulatory and Chief Compliance Officer at Broadwing Communications for three years. His private sector experience also includes serving in senior roles at Allegiance Telecom and CoreExpress, Inc. and as a member of the Board of Directors of Network Plus.

In government, Strickling served at the Federal Communications Commission as Chief of the Common Carrier Bureau from 1998 to 2000. Prior to that, Strickling was Associate General Counsel and Chief of the FCC's Competition Division.

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