FCC Commissioner Announces Staff Departures and Appointments

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Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel recently announced that two of her staff members will be departing the Commission for Capitol Hill.  David Goldman, who served as Senior Legal Advisor with responsibility for wireless issues, will be Chief Counsel for communications policy for Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), who is Ranking Member of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce.  Clint Odom, who served as Policy Director with responsibility for media issues, will be General Counsel of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation under the leadership of Ranking Member Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL).

Commissioner Rosenworcel also announced several staff promotions and additions.  Priscilla Delgado Argeris will now serve as Senior Legal Advisor for wireless, international, and public safety issues. Prior to this role, Ms. Argeris had primary responsibility for wireline, broadband and universal service issues for the office of Commissioner Rosenworcel.  Valery Galasso has been named Policy Advisor for media issues. Ms. Galasso previously served as Special Advisor and Confidential Assistant to Commissioner Rosenworcel with primary responsibility for consumer and intergovernmental affairs issues as well as advocacy issues surrounding STEM (science, technology, math, and engineering) education.  Travis Litman will serve as Legal Advisor with responsibility for wireline and consumer issues. Previously, Mr. Litman served on detail as Counsel to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, where he provided assistance to the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet.  Jennifer Thompson will serve as Special Advisor and Confidential Assistant to Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel. She will also assist with consumer and intergovernmental affairs matters.  Thompson previously served as Press Assistant for Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas.

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