FCC chair Ajit Pai has named Tom Sullivan to serve as chief of the FCC's International Bureau.
Sullivan had been acting chief. He's an FCC veteran with more than 25 years with the agency, including time in the Office of Managing Director.
Before being named acting bureau chief, he had been an associate chief of the International Bureau, and before that chief of staff. Pai called Sullivan a wise counselor.
"He brings a tremendous depth and breadth of experience to the job, and I know that he can be counted on to represent our country well in our interactions with other countries and in managing our communications needs in space," Pai said.
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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.