FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has named former consumer
protection official David Robbins as managing director of the commission,
effective Sept. 12.
Genachowski has made a point of emphasizing the FCC's
consumer protection function.
Robbins succeeds Steve VanRoekel, who exited earlier
this year for USAID and is now CIO of the U.S.
Robbins had been the associate administrator for the
office of management and administration at the Small Business Administration.
Before that, he was a senior program manager in the consumer protection bureau
at the Federal Trade Commission.
"David's leadership and management experience will
be invaluable as we continue our efforts to do our work on behalf of the public
more efficiently and effectively," said Genachowski in a statement.