Newest commissioner fills out his slate of advisers.
Today, FCC Commissioner Robert M. McDowell announced the hiring of his permanent staff. They are:
John Hunter, Chief of Staff & Senior Legal Adviser, Wireline Issues
John Hunter was most recently counsel to the House of Representatives Government Reform Committee, appointed by Chairman Tom Davis (R-Va.). Previously, he was of counsel at Reed Smith, McNair & Sanford, representing telecommunications companies, including local exchange, wireless, interexchange and international carriers, broadcasters, cable companies and equipment manufacturers. He was also senior counsel of the United States Telecom Association representing local exchange carriers and served as Senior Attorney in the Washington office of United Telecommunications Inc.
Angela E. Giancarlo, Legal Adviser, Wireless & International
Angela Giancarlo was most recently acting legal adviser to Commissioner McDowell for wireless and international issues. Previously, she held the position of associate chief for spectrum policy in the Public Safety and Critical Infrastructure Division of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Prior to joining the commission, she worked in the Washington office of Hogan & Hartson L.L.P., where her primary focus as senior associate was advising clients on commercial and private wireless regulation, auction-related transactional matters and strategic planning on spectrum allocations.
Cristina Chou PauzÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â©, Legal Adviser, Media Issues
Cristina PauzÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â© most recently served as acting legal adviser to Commissioner McDowell for media issues. Prior to working in the McDowell office, she was an associate bureau chief in the FCC’s Media Bureau. Before joining the commission, PauzÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â© was of counsel at Morrison & Foerster’s Washington office, where her practice included representing media clients in regulatory compliance, licensing, rulemaking and transactional matters. She has also held positions as policy advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and as senior counsel for commercial transactions at Teleglobe USA Inc.
Brigid Nealon Calamis, Deputy Chief of Staff
Brigid Calamis joined Commissioner McDowell’s office as confidential assistant in June 2006. Her prior experience includes positions in the government relations and public affairs departments of the National Association of Broadcasters and CompTel, a trade association representing telecommunications entrepreneurs, and providing public affairs support for technology and communications clients at Dittus Communications.
Rafael Fernandez, Staff Assistant
Rafael Fernandez most recently served in Commissioner McDowell’s office as part of the transition team. Prior to joining the McDowell office he held various positions at the commission, including staff assistant in the Office of Legislative Affairs and executive receptionist for the eighth floor under Chairman Powell.