Wayne Leighton, Chief

As Chief of OSP, Wayne A. Leighton leads this Office which assists and advises the Commission in developing strategic plans, identifying the agency's policy objectives, and providing analysis and advice regarding complex, novel communications issues. In this role, he is leading the development of recommendations for establishing the FCC's future Office of Economics and Analytics. Previously, Wayne served as a senior economist in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and as wireless advisor to then-FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate.

Apart from his FCC service, Wayne has worked for an economic consulting firm, was senior economist with the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and was a professor of economics at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala. Wayne holds a PhD in economics from George Mason University and undergraduate degrees in business and economics from Texas A&M University. He can be contacted by phone at (202) 418-2030.