Washington, DC -- Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will address the 2012 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NAB announced today. Genachowski's remarks will be made on Monday, April 16 at 2:30 p.m. "We are pleased Chairman Genachowski will join us again at the NAB Show, and look forward to hearing his perspective on the communications policy issues before the Commission," said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. "With the FCC poised to tackle the incentive auction legislation and many other critical regulatory issues this year, the Chairman's address presents a welcome opportunity to engage in productive dialogue on issues that impact the future of broadcasting."
Chairman Genachowski has two decades of experience in public service and the private sector. Prior to his appointment as FCC Chairman in June 2009, Genachowski spent more than ten years working in the technology industry as an executive and entrepreneur. He co-founded LaunchBox Digital and Rock Creek Ventures, where he served as managing director, and he was a special advisor at General Atlantic. In these capacities, Genachowski worked to start, accelerate and invest in early and mid-stage technology companies. From 1997-2005, Genachowski was a senior executive at IAC/InterActiveCorp, a Fortune 500 company, where his positions included chief of business operations and general counsel.
Previously, Genachowski served as chief counsel to FCC Chairman Reed Hundt and as special counsel to then-FCC General Counsel William Kennard, who was later named FCC Chairman. A Harvard Law School graduate, Genachowski also worked as a law clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals.
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