He will join fellow commissioners Adelstein and Tate on dais of “Regulatory Face-Off.”
The National Association of Broadcasters announced today that FCC Commissioner Michael Copps will join Commissioners Jonathan Adelstein and Deborah Taylor Tate at the NAB2006 Regulatory Face-off, in Las Vegas on April 25 (the association’s annual convention runs April 22-27).
The session, part of the Business, Law & Regulation Conference at NAB2006, will feature all three FCC commissioners as they discuss current regulatory topics facing broadcasters.
Copps is serving his second term as FCC commissioner. He was sworn in for his first term on May 31, 2001. He served until January 2001 as assistant secretary of commerce for trade development at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he was previously deputy assistant secretary of commerce for basic industries. Copps came to Washington in 1970, and joined the staff of Senator Ernest Hollings (D-S.C.) where he served for over a dozen years as chief of staff. He has also held positions at a Fortune 500 company and at a major trade association. Before coming to Washington, Copps was a professor of U.S. History at Loyola University of the South. Copps received a B.A. from Wofford College and earned a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.