Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski has a new top adviser.
Josh Gottheimer has been appointed senior counselor to the chairman, with oversight over the legislative, communications, intergovernmental affairs, and public liaison functions of the agency.
A 2004 graduate of Harvard Law School, Gottheimer is currently executive vice president, worldwide at PR firm Burson-Marsteller. Before that, he was the director of strategic communications at Ford Motor Co., where he oversaw corporate advertising.
He’s also a regular political commentator on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News Channel.
Between 1998 to 2001, Gottheimer served as a special assistant to the president and presidential speechwriter to President Bill Clinton.
“As part of my team, Josh will play a key role in helping me and the FCC achieve our critical mission: building the 21st century communications infrastructure our country needs to compete and win in the global economy,” said Genachowski in a statement.
According to the FCC, Gottenheimer's duties will include focusing on recommendations in the National Broadband Plan.