Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now


Two Named to FCC Chairman’s Staff

Wentzel, Mathias get Genachowski’s nod

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski named Renee Wentzel as legal advisor to the chairman and Charles Mathias as special counsel to the chairman.

Wentzel will have particular responsibility for wireless and engineering and technology issues, including removing barriers to mobile broadband deployment and unlicensed spectrum policy. Wentzel comes to the commission from Wiltshire & Grannis, where she practiced telecommunications law. Before becoming an attorney, Wentzel advised government contractors regarding their federal government business strategies as a public affairs advisor at Holland & Knight.

She begins on May 7.

Mathias is currently acting legal advisor to the chairman. Previously, he was associate bureau chief in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and was also senior legal advisor to former FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker.

He will have responsibility for public safety and homeland security issues, as well as for certain spectrum policy issues. Mathias will also lead a team on government reform to develop and implement procedural and regulatory reforms to further innovation in government, extending the work previously led by Ruth Milkman, who will continue to serve as co-lead of the Incentive Auction Task Force.