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Newest Commissioner Hires Staff

Newest Commissioner Hires Staff

FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell has chosen his permanent staff.
Cristina Pauzé stays on as his legal advisor for media issues, having served in a temporary capacity in that role for several months. She is a former associate bureau chief in the FCC’s Media Bureau and former attorney at Morrison & Foerster, where her practice included representing media clients.
John Hunter will serve as chief of staff and senior legal advisor on wireline issues. Hunter counsel to the House Government Reform Committee, appointed by Chairman Tom Davis, R-Va. Hunter began his legal career at the commission, serving in the Common Carrier and Cable Television Bureaus.
Angela Giancarlo is staying as legal advisor for wireless issues, having served in that role for several months. She was associate chief for spectrum policy in the Public Safety and Critical Infrastructure Division of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, and also has worked for Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
Brigid Calamis will serve as deputy chief of staff. Calamis joined McDowell’s office as confidential assistant in June. Her experience includes positions in the government relations and public affairs departments of the NAB and CompTel, an association representing telecom entrepreneurs.
Rafael Fernandez will serve as staff assistant, having most recently served in McDowell’s office as part of his transition team.