Grossman, Aiken Exit Commissioner Clyburn’s Office


WASHINGTON, D.C. — FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn said goodbye to her Chief of Staff and wireline legal advisor, while welcoming a new wireline legal advisor and media legal advisor to her office at the Portals.

Exiting are Chief of Staff J. David Grossman and wireline legal advisor Claude Aiken.

Aiken is being succeeded by Neşe Guendelsberger.

It’s not known who will be replacing Grossman.

However, Clyburn has a new media legal advisor in Michael Scurato.

“I am thrilled to welcome Neşe and Michael to my office,” said Commissioner Clyburn.
“Each brings a unique set of skills built from their experiences, both inside and outside
the Commission, that will be an invaluable asset as we seek to advance a pro-consumer
and pro-competition agenda.”

At the same time, the departures of David and Claude “are a huge loss to the office,” said
Clyburn. “Since arriving in 2016, David has been instrumental in elevating our
‘consumers first’ message onto the national stage. This included serving as the chief
architect for our 13-city #ConnectingCommunities listening tour and the #Solutions2020
Policy Forum. I am grateful to David for his wise counsel, strategic thinking, abundant
energy and for helping to strengthen our office’s message when it comes to protecting
consumers and promoting competition.

“I am also deeply grateful for Claude’s wise counsel, tireless work ethic, incisive legal
and policy guidance, and skillful handling of the many demands the wireline advisor
position has required,” said Clyburn. “Claude has been at the forefront in advising me on
many of the biggest issues before the Commission including net neutrality, Lifeline,
inmate calling and broadband deployment. He will be deeply missed.”