The Regulatory Face-off will give NAB Show attendees the opportunity to interact directly with the FCC Commissioners regarding issues critical to the broadcast and telecommunications industry. More information on the NAB Show’s Broadcast Regulatory & Legislative Conference, which includes The Regulatory Face-off, is available on the NAB Show Web site. FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein FCC Commissioner Adelstein
Jonathan Adelstein became an FCC commissioner in 2002 and was sworn in for a new term in 2004.
Before joining the FCC, Adelstein served for fifteen years as a staff member in the Senate, serving as a senior legislative aide to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle(D-SD) for seven of those years. In that position, he advised Sen. 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 public service, Adelstein held a number of academic positions. He originally hails from Rapid City, South Dakota.
FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate
FCC Commissioner Tate
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Deborah Taylor 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. In that position, she was appointed to 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, and has served in several positions at Vand erbilt University in her native Tennesse