Chairman Pai Announces New Appointments to the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee

Chairman Ajit Pai appointed 18 new members to the FCC’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC) and named Doug Ducey, Governor of Arizona, Chair of the newly expanded IAC. The 18 newly appointed members join the 12 existing members. The vacancies that are now being filled resulted from both the January 2018 order expanding the IAC from 15 to 30 members and the need to replace two members whose elected terms ended in January 2018—Commissioner Ronald Brisé from the Florida Public Service Commission and Kasim Reed, Mayor City of Atlanta—and the late Edwin M. Lee, Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, who passed away in December 2017.

The newly appointed IAC members are:

State Executive Representatives (3)

  1. Doug Ducey, Governor, Arizona • Designee: Matthew Clark, Policy Advisor on Transportation, Local Governments, and Public Pensions
  2. Rick Snyder, Governor, Michigan • Designee: David L. DeVries, State of Michigan Chief Information Officer
  3. Eric Holcomb, Governor, Indiana • Designee: Robert E. Carter, Commissioner, State of Indiana Department of Corrections

Municipal Representatives (3)

  1. Stephen K. Benjamin, Mayor City of Columbia, South Carolina
  2. Lee M. Kleinman, Dallas City Council member, Texas
  3. Alix Desulme, City Councilman, City of North Miami, Florida

County Representatives (2)

  1. Bill Gates, Supervisor, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Arizona
  2. Paul J. Adams, County Commissioner, County of Aroostook in Caribou, Maine • Designee: Ryan Pelletier, County Administrator, County of Aroostook in Caribou, Maine

State Legislative Representatives (4)

  • Timothy D. Hugo, Delegate, Virginia House of Delegates
  • Kristin Phillips Hill, State Representative, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Garry R. Smith, State Representative, South Carolina House of Representatives
  • Wayne A. Harper, State Senator, Utah State Senate

State Public Utility Commission Representatives (4)

  1. Alexandra Fernández Navarro, Commissioner, Puerto Rico Telecommunications Regulatory Board
  2. Johann A. Clendenin, Commissioner, U.S. Virgin Islands Public Service Commission
  3. Lon E. Roberts, Chairman, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin • Designee: Angie Dickison, Wisconsin Broadband Director
  4. DeAnn Walker, Chairman, Public Utility Commission of Texas

Tribal Representatives (2)

  1. Arthur Blazer, President, Mescalero Apache Tribe, Mescalero, New Mexico • Designee: Godfrey Enjady, General Manager, Mescalero Apache Telecom, Inc., Mescalero, New Mexico
  2. Russell Begaye, President, The Navajo Nation, Window Rock, Arizona • Designee: Teresa Hopkins, Executive Director of the Navajo Nation Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, Window Rock, Arizona

Existing IAC members:

State Executive Representatives (1)

  • Dannel P. Malloy, Governor, Connecticut • Designee: Elin Swanson Katz, Consumer Counsel, Connecticut

Municipal Representatives (3)

  1. Bob Fifer, Mayor Pro Tempore, Arvada, Colorado
  2. Andy Huckaba, City Councilman, Lenexa, Kansas
  3. Catherine E. Pugh, Mayor, Baltimore, Maryland • Designee: Afra Vance-White, Director of External Affairs for the City of Baltimore, Maryland

County Representatives (1)

  • Hans Riemer, Councilmember, Montgomery County, Maryland • Designee: Tommy Heyboer, Deputy Chief of Staff, Councilmember Riemer, Montgomery County, Maryland

City Attorney Representative (1)

  1. Kenneth S. Fellman, County Attorney, Yuma County, Colorado

State Legislative Representatives (3)

  • Deb Peters, South Dakota State Senator
  • Angelo J. Puppolo, Massachusetts State Representative
  • Jason Saine, State Representative at North Carolina General Assembly

Tribal Representatives (3)

  1. Danae Wilson, Manager, Department of Technology Services, Nez Perce Tribe
  2. Clifford Agee, Chickasaw Nation, Ada, Oklahoma
  3. James R. Norton, Yurok Tribe, Klamath, California

Chairman Pai Announces New Appointments to the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee