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Released: April 28, 2011

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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).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:

April 28, 2011
David Fiske: 202-418-0513
David.Fiske@fcc.gov

FCC ANNOUNCES NEW SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS STAFF

Tammy Sun to be Director of Communications & Neil Grace to be Press Secretary


to Chairman Julius Genachowski
Washington, D.C. The Federal Communications Commission announced today the appointment of Tammy
Sun as Communications Director of the FCC and Head of the Office of Media Relations, and Neil Grace as
Press Secretary to Chairman Julius Genachowski. Ms. Sun will direct all communications for the FCC. Mr.
Grace will work in coordination with Ms. Sun to manage media relations on behalf of Chairman
Genachowski. Ms. Sun will officially begin on Friday, April 29th and Mr. Grace will begin on Monday, May
2nd. "I am pleased to have Tammy and Neil join our incredibly talented and dedicated staff at the FCC," said
Chairman Julius Genachowski. "Their leadership, expertise and insights will be invaluable additions to our
communications team. I look forward to working with them both."
"I'm thrilled that Tammy and Neil are joining our robust communications team," said Josh Gottheimer,
Senior Counselor to the Chairman, whose responsibilities include overseeing external affairs for Chairman
Genachowski. "Their skills and talents will be invaluable to the FCC at this exciting and important time in
our space."
Ms. Sun was most recently founder and CEO of Let it Shine, Inc., a New York-based strategic
communications agency that offers strategic planning, message development, media relations and crisis
communications to high-profile companies, individuals and non-profits. Her previous roles include Deputy
Communications Director for the William J. Clinton Foundation, Press Secretary for the Democratic
Leadership Council and spokesperson for Sen. Joe Lieberman's 2006 re-election campaign. In addition, she
has also served as Executive Vice President of Seeds of Peace, an international nonprofit aimed at building
leadership and conflict resolution skills among youth in the Middle East and South Asia. Ms. Sun graduated
from New York University and began her career as a Staff Assistant in the White House for Vice President
Al Gore.
Mr. Grace most recently served as Director of Issues and Crisis Practice for Burson-Marsteller, managing
media relations on behalf of dozens of technology and telecommunications clients for the New York-based
consulting firm. Mr. Grace, who first started with Burson-Marsteller in 2004, worked his way up through the
ranks, serving as an associate and then manager of public relations and marketing before taking the director
position with the firm. He led media campaigns for corporations, associations and government agencies on a
number of issues ranging from intellectual property, international trade, automotive and energy and
sustainability in the marketplace. A graduate of Georgetown University, Mr. Grace started his distinguished
career in public relations with the National Restaurant Association in 2002.
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