FCC Chairman Pai Appoints Paul Jackson to Lead Congressional Affairs Team
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced his intent to appoint Paul A. Jackson as director of the FCC’s Office of Legislative Affairs. Jackson will replace Tim Strachan, who will continue his work at the FCC in the Office of General Counsel.
Jackson has worked in Congress and the private sector – and has twice served at the FCC, including returning to the agency in 2019 as associate bureau chief of the Media Bureau. Prior to joining the agency, he worked at the US House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, and he previously worked in the US Senate. Jackson first joined the FCC in 1997 as special assistant to then-Commissioner Michael Powell. Next, he served as deputy director of the Office of Legislative Affairs from 2001 to 2004, including a period as acting director of the office. Jackson then held senior public policy and strategic advocacy positions, including as director of government relations with News Corporation and as a principal at a government relations and consulting firm. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. Chairman Pai also thanked Tim Strachan for his excellent work as director of the Office of Legislative Affairs over the last three years.
Chairman Pai Appoints Paul Jackson to Lead Congressional Affairs Team