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Former Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

Julius Genachowski served as Chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission from June 2009 to May 2013. He focused the FCC on broadband, successfully driving major initiatives to extend high-speed Internet access, free up spectrum, preserve Internet openness, and promote competition. During his tenure, the FCC was named the most improved agency in the federal government, as well as one of Wired’s “Top 7 Disruptions”. In over a decade in the private sector prior to his FCC appointment, Genachowski helped build IAC/InterActiveCorp, which owned and operated multiple Internet and media businesses including Expedia, Ticketmaster, and USA Network. He currently teaches a joint class at the Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, and serves as a senior fellow at the Aspen Institute, the nonpartisan policy organization based in Washington, D.C.