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25th Anniversary of FCC Decision Enabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

25th Anniversary of FCC Decision Enabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
A series of posts describing how this all came about. (Click on picture above)

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Erika Olsen Joins the WAM*

A March 16, 2007 FCC press release announces several changes in the Chairman's Office. Of particular interest to readers is is the filling of the wireless advisor position, vacant since December 29, 2006 when Fred Campbell moved on to head the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Erika Olsen will be Chairman Martin's Acting Wireless Advisor.

Ms. Olsen most recently served as the Deputy Chief of the Telecommunications Access Policy Division in the Wireline Competition Bureau. Ms. Olsen joined the law firm of McDermott Will and Emery in 2000 and became a partner in 2006. She then joined the Commission later in 2006. It appears that her previous work at FCC dealt with the Rural Health Care Support Mechanism/Rural Health Care Pilot Program.

Ms. Olsen received her B.A. from Yale University, and her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Washington and Lee University School of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif.

With this change, the apparent e-mail addresses of the WAM members are:

Erika.Olsen@fcc.gov,Barry.Ohlson@fcc.gov,Aaron.Goldberger@fcc.gov, Angela.Giancarlo@fcc.gov, John.Branscome@fcc.gov

* WAM = wireless advisors' meeting, the regular meetings of the commissioners' wireless advisors in which the staff briefs them on pending policy issues and receives guidance on which direction to go.