Today, the United States Senate confirmed Anna Gomez to serve as a Commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission. Her return to the Commission builds upon an already significant level of experience serving in other senior federal government roles as an expert on communications policy.
Ms. Gomez brings a combination of government and private sector experience to her role at the Commission. Most recently, she served in a senior telecommunications policy and leadership position within the U.S. Department of State. From 2009 to 2013, she served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Deputy Administrator at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). At NTIA, Ms. Gomez played a key role in the formation and implementation of a $115M grant program to advance 9-1-1 service, the nationwide public safety broadband network, and a $300M research and development program for public safety communications.
“I offer my sincere congratulations to Ms. Gomez,” APCO CEO Derek K. Poarch said. “She brings a wealth of experience to her role, as well as a true appreciation of the public safety community’s needs. I am confident she will serve the country well as a Commissioner at the FCC.”