FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Names David B. Robbins To Be The Commission's New Managing Director
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FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI NAMES
DAVID B. ROBBINS TO BE THE COMMISSION'S NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR(Washington, D.C.) FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced today the appointment of
David B. Robbins as Managing Director of the Commission. Robbins will begin September 12,
2011. He will succeed Steve VanRoekel, who left the agency earlier this year for a post at
USAID and is currently the U.S. Chief Information Officer.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said, "In our constant effort to be a model of excellence
in government, I am pleased to welcome David Robbins to the Commission as Managing
Director. David's leadership and management experience will be invaluable as we continue our
efforts to do our work on behalf of the public more efficiently and effectively. The dedicated
professional staff at the FCC is our most valuable resource and I look forward to working with
David to continue empowering our team in ways that help us reach our important goals on behalf
of the American people."
Robbins joins the FCC from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), where he served as
Associate Administrator for the Office of Management & Administration, leading a number of
the SBA's core functions, including human capital management, facilities management, security,
records management, executive secretariat, administrative services, and grants management. At
SBA, he also served as Director of the Loan Management & Accounting Systems Modernization
Robbins began his distinguished public service career at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC),
where he served as an Assistant Director, Attorney, and Senior Program Manager in the FTC's
Bureau of Consumer Protection. In addition, before joining the FTC, Robbins spent more than
fifteen years working in the private sector as an executive, senior manager, IT professional, and
attorney. Robbins received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1995, and a
B.S. in Computer Science from Rutgers University/Livingston College in 1986.
The FCC's Office of the Managing Director (OMD) is responsible for the administration and
management of the Commission. Specifically, OMD manages the Commission's budget and
financial programs, human resources, contracts, purchasing, communications, computer services,
physical space, security, the Commission meeting schedule, and distribution of official FCC
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