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Cornell Celebration Scheduled

A celebration of the life of Diane Cornell, a former top FCC staffer and industry and association executive, who died in January, has been set for March 29 at 2 p.m. at the Carnegie Science Institute in Washington. 

Among her FCC postings, Cornell was as special counsel to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, charged with identifying potential process reforms. In addition to her FCC service, Cornell was former VP of government affairs at Inmarsat and VP of regulatory policy at CTIA, The Wireless Association.

Cornell was also former president of the Federal Communications Bar Association.  

According to FCBA executive director Kerry Loughney, a fund has been created in Cornell's name to be used to provide FCBA Foundation stipends for unpaid summer internships. 

John Eggerton
John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.