Posted at 4:10 PM ET on January 16, 2009
Only days before he is scheduled to exit, Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez has named a host of industry players to new, two-year terms on the Commerce Spectrum Advisory Committee.
Members include former Republican FCC commissioner Harold Furchtgott-Roth, former National Telecommunications & Information Administration head Janice Obuchowsky (more recently a partner in Frontline Wireless), Robert Pepper, former FCC policy adviser to Republican Chairman Michael Powell, and Association For Maximum Service Television president David Donovan.
The members, says Gutierrez, "are spectrum policy experts, appointed as 'Special Government Employees' from the private sector and balanced in terms of their points of view." They will consult with the head of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, which is the arm of Commerce that advises the president on spectrum policy.
A full list of members is below:
Dr. David E. Borth
Corporate Vice President for Advanced Technology, Standards and Common Engineering Networks and EnterpriseMotorola Inc.
Executive Chairman and Co-FounderArrayComm, Inc.
Mark E. Crosby
President/CEO, Enterprise Wireless Alliance
David L. Donovan
President, Association for Maximum Service Television, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer, National Emergency Number Association
President, Furchtgott-Roth Enterprises
Robert M. Gurss
Director of Legal & Government Affairs, Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials
Dale N. Hatfield
Independent Consultant and Adjunct Professor
Dr. Kevin C. Kahn
Director of the Communications Technology Lab Intel Corporation
James Andrew Lewis
Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and Public Policy ProgramCenter for Strategic and International Studies
Dr. Mark A. McHenry
President Shared Spectrum Company
Darrin M. Mylet
Vice President - Wireless Services, Cantor Fitzgerald
Founder and President, Freedom Technologies, Inc.
Senior Managing Director, Global Advanced Technology Policy, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations, T-Mobile USA
Richard L. Reaser, Jr.
Head, Spectrum Management Department, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
R. Gerard Salemme
Executive Vice President, Strategy, Policy, and External Affairs, Clearwire Corporation
Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP