Mandel Joins PCIA

Matt Mandel has joined PCIA: The Wireless Infrastructure Association as head of legislative affairs, a newly created post.

PCIA's government affairs division is headed by Zac Champ.

Mandel most recently was with independent public policy advocacy company Glover Park Group, handling clients with policies to push on broadband deployment, broadcasting, video distraction, spectrum management, cybersecurity and more.

Previously he was legislative director for former Florida Republican Cliff Stearns, who was a member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee and Communications Subcommittee.

He was also a legislative assistant to former Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.).

PCIA is headed by Jonathan Adelstein, the former Democratic FCC commissioner. "His contacts and expertise will substantially strengthen PCIA's capacity to shape policymaking in Washington, in state capitals, and in communities across the country," said Adelstein in a statement. "PCIA is delighted that Matt's knowledge and connections will help our members grow and prosper."

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.