After being confirmed by the US Senate earlier this month, Anna Gomez was sworn in because the FCC’s fifth commissioner on Monday, making her the primary Latina to carry the place in over 20 years.
“I’m humbled and honored that President Biden and america Senate have entrusted me with the privilege to serve the individuals of america as a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Fee. As the primary Latina to serve on this place in over 20 years, it’s particularly significant to be sworn in as we have a good time Hispanic Heritage Month. I sit up for working with Congress, Chairwoman Rosenworcel, my fellow Commissioners, and the gifted and devoted FCC employees to make sure that each individual in each group, of each geography and revenue, has entry to trendy telecommunications providers. I’m keen to listen to from all and to deliver my expertise in home and worldwide telecommunications to serve the American individuals,” mentioned Gomez in a press release.
Gomez holds over 30 years of private and non-private sector expertise to her position. Previous to the place, she served as deputy assistant secretary for communications and knowledge and deputy administrator for the Nationwide Telecommunications and Data Administration (NTIA) within the U.S. Division of Commerce. She first joined NTIA in 2009.
Along with being sworn in, Gomez additionally introduced her employees which incorporates Deena Shetler, (appearing chief of employees and authorized advisor for media and worldwide), Edyael Casaperalta (appearing authorized advisor for wi-fi, public security and client safety), Hayley Steffen (appearing authorized advisor for wireline and house), Anna Holland (appearing govt assistant).
Shetler joins Commissioner Gomez’s employees from the workplace of Chairwoman Rosenworcel, the place she served as Deputy Chief of Employees for Administration. Earlier than becoming a member of Gomez’s employees, Casaperalta labored as chief of employees for the Shopper and Governmental Affairs Bureau. Steffen transitions from the Wireline Competitors Bureau, the place she served as authorized advisor to the Bureau Chief. Holland strikes to Gomez’s employees from her most up-to-date position as employees assistant to 2 successive bureau chiefs of the Wireline Competitors Bureau.
“I’m elated that these devoted gifted public servants have agreed to hitch my workplace,” mentioned Commissioner Gomez. “They carry intensive expertise in communications coverage, the Fee, and dealing with its broad vary of stakeholders. I do know they’ll present excellent recommendation and I sit up for attending to work with them to make sure the Fee’s actions meet the wants of all individuals.”
- Anna Gomez Sworn In as FCC Commissioner, Declares Employees
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