FCC’s Adelstein, Tate to Speak at NAB Show

FCC Commissioners Jonathan Adelstein and Deborah Taylor Tate will speak on Tuesday, April 15, during the Regulatory Face-off session of the Broadcast Regulatory and Legislative Conference at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

The session will give NAB Show attendees the opportunity to interact directly with the FCC Commissioners on issues critical to the broadcast and telecommunications industry.

Adelstein, who became an FCC commissioner in 2002, was sworn in for a new term in 2004. Before joining the FCC, he was as a staff member in the Senate for 15 years, serving as a senior legislative aide to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) for seven of those years. Previously, he served as professional staff member to Senator David Pryor (D-Ark.) and as a legislative assistant to Senator Donald W. Riegle Jr. (D-MI).

Tate was sworn in as an FCC commissioner in early 2006. She is the Federal Chair of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, as well as Federal Chair of the Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations. Before being appointed to the commission, Tate was a director of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority and served on the Federal-State Joint Board on Advanced Telecommunications Services.

Prior to her service at the TRA, Tate served as an attorney and senior policy advisor to two former Tennessee governors, with special expertise in the areas of mental health and juvenile justice. She is certified as a mediator by the Tennessee Supreme Court.