The new commissioner picks her chief of staff, policy adviser and staff assistant.
Newly named FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel announced the appointment of Travis Litman as chief of staff and senior legal adviser, with primary responsibility for wireline and public safety issues.
She also named Kate Black as policy adviser, with primary responsibility for media issues.
In addition, she announced that Lashion Pratt will join the office as a staff assistant.
Travis Litman is an FCC veteran, who returns to the office after previously serving as Commissioner Rosenworcel’s Senior Legal Adviser for wireline and consumer issues.
He has held a variety of roles in the agency’s Wireline Competition Bureau, including most recently as assistant chief of the Telecommunications Access Policy Division. He also has served as counsel to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, where he provided assistance to the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet.
Before entering public service, Travis practiced communications law at Wilkinson Barker Knauer and Davis Wright Tremaine. He is a graduate of Lewis & Clark College and the University of Colorado School of Law.
Kate Black joins the office from Emily’s List, where she most recently was chief of staff. In this role she was responsible for strategic support for President Stephanie Schriock and for helping to implement and manage Emily’s List goals and initiatives.
Previously, Black was the VP of research for Emily’s List, where she was responsible for regulatory and legislative policies regarding key issues facing American families and the economy.
Black held a variety of other policy and research positions at a diverse group of organizations, including the Democratic National Committee, the Service Employees International Union, and Hillary Clinton for President.
She is the co-author, with June Diane Raphael, of Represent: The Badass Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World, scheduled to be published by Workman Publishing in 2019. She is a graduate of Miami University and holds a Master of Arts from George Washington University.
Lashion Pratt joins the office from the Office of Managing Director after starting with the commission as a staff assistant in the former chairman’s office in 2016. Before joining the agency, she held a variety of executive assistant roles at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Department of Veterans Affairs,and Environmental Protection Agency.