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Ex-FCC commissioner to head CTIA in latest Washington shuffle

Completing the circle of Beltway life, the mobile industry group CTIA has named a former member of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission as its president and CEO.Meredith Attwell Baker, who was appointed to the commission in 2009 by President Barack Obama and served for two years, will take over CTIA in June. She will succeed Steve Largent, a former congressman who is retiring after leading CTIA, the main lobbying organization for U.S. mobile operators, since 2003.Wednesday’s announcement came less than a year after a former CTIA chief and cable industry lobbyist, Tom Wheeler, was nominated as chairman of the FCC. That appointment was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, albeit after about five months of political wrangling that was unrelated to Wheeler’s former affiliations.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
April 23, 2014

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