FCC appoints Julie Veach to lead Wireline Competition Bureau

Julie Veach, deputy counsel at the Federal Communications Commission, has been named the new chief of the FCC Wireline Competition Bureau.

Effective June 30, Veach replaces Sharon Gillett, who decided to return to the Boston area, according to a release announcing the new staff change.

"Julie will bring her tremendous expertise in telecommunications law, thoughtful insight, and leadership to bear as Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau," FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said in a statement. "I am very pleased that she will be leading the Bureau."

Veach was part of the FCC team that managed overhaul of the Universal Service Fund and other major telecom regulatory policies.

Prior to joining the general counsel's office in 2009, Veach served as the deputy chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau.

For more:
 - see the FCC release

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