Former FCC Commissioner Copps Joins Public Knowledge Board

Public Knowledge President and CEO Gigi B. Sohn announced today that former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Michael Copps has joined the Public Knowledge Board of Directors.

“We are honored and thrilled that such a prominent defender of the public interest as Commissioner Copps has become a member of our Board,” Sohn said.  “We look forward to working closely with him and to learning from him.”

Copps said, “I am honored and enthused to join the Public Knowledge Board.  PK has been an effective champion of the public interest across the whole wide gamut of telecommunications and media issues, and I have especially admired its work toward building a news and information infrastructure that informs citizens and deepens the civic dialogue upon which our self-government depends.  Gigi Sohn and her excellent team do so much good work to advance the common good, and I look forward to lending a hand to their outstanding organization.”

In addition to adding Copps, the PK Board also selected officers.  Kathleen Wallman, president of Wallman Consulting LL, will be the Board chair.  Kevin Werbach, founder of Supernova Group, will be treasurer.  Leah Belsky, vice president of Strategic Development and Assoc. GC, Kaltura, will be the Board secretary.

Other members of the Board are: Susan Crawford, visiting professor at Harvard Law School; Maureen Colleton Corbett, president and founder of the Glen Echo Group; Brewster Kahle, director and co-founder of the Internet Archive; Andrew McLaughlin, vice president of Tumblr;  Michael Petricone, senior vice president of the Consumer Electronics Association, and Sohn.

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