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Former lobbyist will be nominated for FCC chairmanship

By Muckety

May 1, 2013 at 5:33pm

President Obama said Wednesday he would nominate Tom Wheeler, an investor and former lobbyist, to be the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

Wheeler is a partner with Core Capital Partners, a venture capital firm based in Washington, DC. He’s also chairman of SmartBrief, an information-filtering company.

He spent 12 years heading CTIA, the major telecommunications trade group.

Wheeler was also a bundler for both Obama presidential camapaigns. The 2012 campaign reported that he had raised more than $500,000.

Obama named him to the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board in 2011.

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