Carr’s Former Chief of Staff Heads to CTA


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The Consumer Technology Association hired Jamie Susskind as vice president of policy and regulatory affairs. Susskind will provide expertise on industry priorities such as accessibility, consumer privacy and high-speed broadband.

She comes to CTA from the FCC, where she was Commissioner Brendan Carr’s chief of staff, focusing on wireline and consumer protection issues. Previously, Susskind was acting assistant division chief of the Pricing Policy Division, legal advisor to the Wireline Competition Bureau Chief and attorney advisor.

CTA President/CEO Gary Shapiro said the association is fortunate to have Susskind join CTA during such a transitional time for wireless connectivity, “as we move deeper into 5G – the platform technology for self-driving vehicles, smart cities and other game-changing innovations,” said CTA President/CEO Gary Shapiro. “The FCC has a paramount role in helping our nation lead the world in 5G development, and Jamie knows the intricacies of the commission’s work especially well.”

Carr said Joseph Calascione will join his office as Acting Legal Advisor for wireline and consumer issues. Calascione most recently worked to get the FCC’s Office of Economics and Analytics up and running, Before that, he was a legal advisor in the Wireline Competition Bureau, where he worked on policies to accelerate wireline infrastructure deployment. 

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