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Wireless Bureau Announces Chris Helzer as Chief Engineer

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Released: June 20, 2014
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News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

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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:

June 20, 2014

Cecilia Sulhoff (202) 418-0587

Email: cecilia.sulhoff@fcc.gov

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES

CHRIS HELZER AS CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE BUREAU

Washington, D.C. – The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau of the Federal Communications

Commission announced the appointment of Chris Helzer as the Chief Engineer for the Bureau.

“The Wireless Bureau is fortunate to have an engineer with Chris’s experience in our front office.

His

recent experience in the Broadband Division, combined with years in the private sector, make Chris an

ideal choice to serve as the Bureau’s Chief Engineer.

I know he will be a tremendous asset to the Bureau

as we work on the challenging technical issues before us,” said Wireless Bureau Chief Roger Sherman.

Before joining the front office of the Wireless Bureau, Chris previously worked as an engineer in the

Broadband Division in the Bureau.

Prior to joining the Commission in 2011, Chris worked 19 years in

the cellular industry, including five years as Partner at Wireless Strategy, LLC, a consulting company

focusing on executive engineering services. Chris also worked six years as Director of Radio

Architecture at Nextel Communications, and seven years as an RF engineering consultant at LCC

International.

Chris received Bachelor of Science degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Physics from the

University of Maryland.

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