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12.04.2002
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
It's official! Adelstein now a member of the FCC

Jonathan S. Adelstein was sworn in as a member of the Federal Communications Commission on December 3, 2002. Before joining the FCC, Adelstein served for fifteen years as a staff member in the United States Senate.



Jonathan S. Adelstein is now a member of the FCC.

For the past seven years, he has been a senior legislative aide to United States Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD), where he advised Senator Daschle on telecommunications, financial services, transportation and other key issues. Previously, he served as professional staff member to Senate Special Committee on Aging Chairman David Pryor (D-AR), including an assignment as a special liaison to Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), and as a legislative assistant to Senator Donald W. Riegle, Jr. (D-MI).

Prior to his service in the Senate, Adelstein held a number of academic positions, including: teaching fellow in the Department of History, Harvard University; teaching assistant in the Department of History, Stanford University; and communications consultant to the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Adelstein received a B.A. with Distinction in Political Science from Stanford University, an M.A. in History from Stanford University, studied at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and is a graduate of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society and the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society. Adelstein, 40, was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Adelstein was sworn in for a term that expires June 30, 2003.

Adelstein also appointed his staff. Lisa M. Zaina will become his senior legal advisor and wireline competition advisor. Three interim legal advisors were also appointed: Eric Einhorn for wireline competition, Barry Ohlson for spectrum and international and Sarah Whitesell for media, and Kevin Venters as staff assistant. Katherine Lapin is joining his permanent staff as confidential assistant.

For more information visit www.fcc.gov.

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