Sullivan Selected To Oversee FCC’s Int’l Bureau


A longtime face at the FCC who served as the associate bureau chief and the chief of staff for the Commission’s International Bureau he now leads on an acting basis has been given the green light to fully settle into the post.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday (6/20) formally selected Tom Sullivan to serve as chief of the International Bureau, which administers international telecommunications and satellite programs and policies, including licensing and regulatory functions. The bureau also promotes pro-competitive policies abroad, coordinates global spectrum and telecommunications activities, and advocates U.S. interests internationally.

“With a growing number of communications issues now having international implications, it is more critical than ever that we have a committed team of professionals working with our international partners to advance common interests,” Pai said. “I’m therefore pleased that Tom has agreed to continue to lead our great International Bureau team. During my first months as Chairman, I have come to rely on his wise counsel. He brings a tremendous depth and breadth of experience to the job, and I know that he can be counted on to represent our country well in our interactions with other countries and in managing our communications needs in space.”

Sullivan has served in a variety of positions within the International Bureau and the FCC’s Office of Managing Director. He joined the Commission in 1991.