CONSUMER ADVISORY COMMITTEE --APPOINTMENT OF NATIONAL CONSUMERS LEAGUE TO COMMITTEE; APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON; DTV COALITION COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP TERMINATED
Federal Communications Commission
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Washington, D.C. 20554
Released: June 5, 2009
CONSUMER ADVISORY COMMITTEE --APPOINTMENT OF NATIONAL CONSUMERS
LEAGUE TO COMMITTEE; APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON; DTV
COALITION COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP TERMINATEDBy this Public Notice, the Commission appoints the National Consumers League, represented by
Ms. Debra R. Berlyn, to its twenty-eight member Consumer Advisory Committee. Of this number,
twelve (12) members represent interests of consumers, minorities, and low income communities; five (5)
members represent disabilities communities; six (6) members represent the interest of Tribal, state and
local governments, and, five (5) members are industry representatives. The Committee's slate is designed
to be representative of the Commission's many constituencies, and the diversity selected will provide a
balanced point of view as required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This appointment is
effective immediately and shall terminate November 17, 2010, or when the Committee is terminated,
whichever is earlier.
Debra R. Berlyn, representing the National Consumers League, will continue her role as the
Committee's chairperson, the position she previously held as a representative of the Digital Television
Transition Coalition. Also effective immediately, and as a result of the aforementioned appointment, the
membership of the Digital Television Transition Coalition is hereby terminated.
The roster of the Committee is as follows:
AARP Marti T. Doneghy
Alaska State Department of Law - Lew Craig
Alliance for Community Media Gloria Tristani
American Council of the Blind - Eric Bridges
Appalachian Regional Commission - Harry L. Roesch
Benton Foundation - Charles Benton
Cablevision - Dodie Tschirch
Call For Action - Shirley Rooker
Communication Service for the Deaf - Karen Peltz Strauss
Communications Workers of America - Jeffrey Rechenbach
Consumer Action - Ken McEldowney
Consumer Electronics Association - Jamie Hedlund
Consumer Federation of America Irene E. Leech
Consumers Union - Gene Kimmelman
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Advocacy Network - Claude Stout
Dish Network Corporation - Lori Kalani
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Brandon Stephens
Hawaii State Public Utilities Commission - John Cole
Hearing Loss Association of America Lise Hamlin
League of United Latin American Citizens - Eduardo Pena, Jr.
National Association of Broadcasters - John L. Sander
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners - Nixyvette Santini
National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates - Brenda Pennington
National Consumers League -Debra Berlyn, Chairperson
Northern VA Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons -Cheryl Heppner
Parents Television Council - Dan Isett
Southern Growth Policies Board - Scott Doron
Verizon Communications, Inc. - Richard T. Ellis
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