FCC Chair Rosenworcel Announces Staff Changes

Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced an addition to the Office of Legislative Affairs and a transition of leadership in the agency’s Wireline Competition Bureau. Brian Moulton will serve as the Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs, and Trent Harkrader will lead the Wireline Competition Bureau as Chief following Kris Monteith’s retirement from federal service. The Office of Legislative Affairs is the primary liaison to Congress, providing lawmakers with information regarding FCC regulatory decisions, answers to policy questions, assistance with constituent concerns and responses to Congressional inquiries. Mr. Moulton is joining as the Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs. Previously, Mr. Moulton served as Senior Counsel to Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, advising her on education, judiciary and telecommunications matters. In that role, he supported the Senator’s work on the Broadband DATA Act and the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, among other priorities. Mr. Harkrader will now serve as Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau. Prior to this position, Trent advised then-Acting Chairwoman on implementation of the recent Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, including its initiatives on broadband adoption and telehealth, while also continuing to serve as Deputy Bureau Chief in the Wireline Competition Bureau.

Chair Rosenworcel Announces Staff Changes