Media Ownership Workshop - Public Interest Group Panel, 11/3/09
W. Kenneth Ferree, The Progress and Freedom Foundation
W. Kenneth Ferree is Senior Fellow at the Progress & Freedom Foundation and served as President until October 2009. Ferree was appointed Chief of the Cable Services Bureau, now the Media Bureau, by FCC Chairman Powell and served from 2001 to 2005. After his stint at the Federal Communications Commission, Ferree served as an Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Interim CEO at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Prior to his work at the FCC, Ferree practice law with multiple firms, focusing on communications law. Most recently, he led the communications practice group at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton. Ferree received his law degree at Georgetown University Law Center, his MBA at San Jose State University, and a BA in English from Dartmouth College. Ferree spent six years as an adjunct professor during which time he taught Communications Law and/or Professional Responsibility.