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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
|March 1, 1999|
ELIZABETH ROSE, DIRECTOR OF FCC OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, TO LEAVE COMMISSION; JOY HOWELL TO BECOME OPA DIRECTOR
Elizabeth Rose, Director of the FCC's Office of Public Affairs, is leaving the
Commission to become a senior vice president of M&R Strategic Services, a Washington, DC,
public relations firm.|
Rose has been with the FCC since October 1997 and has served as principal spokesperson for Chairman William Kennard.
Kennard said, "Liz has been an enormous asset to the FCC and to me during my Chairmanship. I greatly value her judgment and appreciate the effective work she did here. I wish her every success at M&R."
Before coming to the FCC, Rose was in public affairs at the Department of Labor, Director for Media Relations at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and press secretary to U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV).
The new FCC OPA Director will be Joy Howell, currently Communications Director for Senator Robert Torricelli (D- NJ). Howell has 20 years of public policy communications experience. She started her own public affairs firm in Washington, DC, at the age of 29 and relocated the firm to the West Coast in the early 1990s. She earned an MBA while in California and later an MPA from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
"Joy was extremely effective both in designing communications strategy and message and in creating opportunities to advance my policy initiatives. I enjoyed her professional and intellectual depth and I will miss working with her," Torricelli said.
"Working with Bob Torricelli has been an exciting and rewarding experience that will be impossible to duplicate. While I'm reluctant to leave, I'm looking forward to working with the top-notch team Bill Kennard has assembled at the FCC and addressing cutting-edge business and policy issues, " Howell said.
Contacts: Joy Howell at (202) 224-3423 and Maureen Peratino at (202) 418-0500.