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Leaders Selected for 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference

FCC committee to advise, provide tech support

The FCC appointed Scott Blake Harris as chair and Diane J. Cornell as vice chair of the FCC’s Advisory Committee for the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference.

The committee will provide advice, technical support, and recommend proposals on matters relating to the conference, held periodically to discuss international radio regulation.

Scott Blake Harris is senior vice president and general counsel of Neustar, Inc. Before joining Neustar, Harris was general counsel of the United States Department of Energy as well as chief of the FCC’s International Bureau.

Diane J. Cornell is the vice president, government affairs, at Inmarsat, a mobile satellite company. Previously, Cornell was the vice president, regulatory policy for CTIA — The Wireless Association. 

Cornell too is a former FCC staffer, having held various senior positions for 13 years at the agency, including responsibility for international regulatory matters and as chief of staff in the Wireless Bureau.

Alex Roytblat, assistant chief of the Strategic Analysis and Negotiations Division of the FCC’s International Bureau will direct the commission’s WRC-15 preparatory activities and act as the designated federal official to the Advisory Committee. He held this role for the WRC-12 as well.