FCC rearranges wireline competition bureau staff

FCC Assistant Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) Chief Matt DelNero will take over the top position within the bureau when current Bureau Chief Julie Veach leaves the post on May 22, the government agency said.

"Julie's leadership and intelligence have made lasting positive impacts on the commission's work," FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said in a press release. "We will greatly miss her wise counsel and creative problem solving."

Veach has been with the agency since 2001. DelNero, who joined as deputy of the bureau in 2014, was previously a partner in the Communications & Media and Privacy & Data Security practice of Covington & Burling. He also taught communications and media law as an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law.

DelNero, Wheeler said, "has been a key player in a series of major policy initiatives" and his experience "will enable him to excel in leading WCB as it takes on the next set of policy changes."

Kris Monteith, acting chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, has been named deputy chief of the WCB and, in another move, Alison Kutler was named acting chief of the Governmental Affairs Bureau.

For more:
- see this FCC press release

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