Two new staff members are being tapped to serve as chief of staff and chief legal advisor to the chairwoman’s office at the Federal Communications Commission.
In mid-April, the new chief of staff for Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel’s office — Narda Jones — will rejoin the FCC after a stint at the White House where she served as the director of legislative affairs for the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Prior to her time there, Jones served as senior technology policy advisor for the Democratic staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Transportation and Science. She also worked with Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) in 2014 after spending more than a decade in senior roles in the FCC’s Wireline and International Bureaus.
“At a time when Congress has tasked the FCC with so many responsibilities, I am excited to welcome back Narda Jones to ensure we can meet our mission to connect everyone, everywhere,” Rosenworcel said. “Her unique combination of skill, expertise and record of service will be a major asset for my team and the agency as a whole.”
The new chief legal advisor for the chairwoman’s office — Priscilla Delgado Argeris — worked at Meta Platforms Inc. where she was focused on spectrum policy issues. Argeris previously served as Rosenworcel’s legal advisor and senior legal advisor focused on wireline and wireless issues during Rosenworcel’s tenure as a commissioner. Prior to joining the FCC, Argeris worked at the Washington, D.C., law firm Wiley Rein, where she focused on regulatory and litigation matters involving federal and state communications law. Argeris received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her law degree from New York University School of Law.
“It’s no secret that the FCC regularly handles some of the most complicated technical, legal and technological challenges of our time,” the chairwoman said. “Priscilla brings terrific skills and experience to her role, and I have no doubt that I and the agency will benefit greatly as a result.”
The chairwoman also thanked her departing acting chief of staff, Travis Litman, who served as a “steady hand and trusted confident” over the last seven years. Litman served as chief of staff and senior legal advisor to Rosenworcel when she was a commissioner and, prior to that, he held a variety of roles at the commission, including serving as an attorney advisor in the agency’s Wireline Competition Bureau. Litman also served as counsel to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation where he provided assistance to the committee’s Communications, Technology and Internet subcommittee. Before entering public service, Litman practiced communications law in Washington, D.C., after graduating from Lewis & Clark College and the University of Colorado School of Law.
“From the very beginning, Travis has provided sound counsel and leadership and we couldn’t have accomplished so much without his support, knowledge and guidance,” said Rosenworcel.