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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).

December 22, 1999

Contact: Mark Schneider


Federal Communications Commissioner Susan Ness is pleased to announce the appointment of Lauren Gorman Northrop as Confidential Assistant to the Commissioner. Mrs. Northrop replaces Janice Wise, who will become the Program and Information Specialist in the newly created Consumer Information Bureau.

A native Washingtonian, Mrs. Northrop comes to the FCC from her position as Corporate Projects Manager for a leading publicly-traded information technology services company, headquartered in Reston, Virginia. In that capacity, she worked with senior management in coordinating acquisitions, board relations, and investor relations.

Previously, Mrs. Northrop served for four years as Assistant to Russell B. Long of Louisiana, former Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. She was responsible for monitoring legislative issues and coordinating his private sector board activities.

Mrs. Northrop also served as Executive Assistant to Jane Alexander, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Her other prior experience includes corporate option administrator for Gannett Co., Inc., a news communications and information conglomerate headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

Lauren Northrop earned a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from St. Mary's College of Maryland and resides in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband, Ryan.

"Lauren brings a wealth of experience to her new position." Said Commissioner Ness. "I am delighted to have her on board."

"I also want to thank Janice Wise for her three years of dedicated service as my confidential assistant. She has a wonderful opportunity to use her skills in the newly created Consumer Information Bureau; I know she will do a great job for the Commission and the public in her role with that bureau."