Colin Crowell, former senior counselor to FCC chairman Julius Genachowski, has opened his own Washington-based consulting firm, Crowell Strategies, according to an e-mail to colleagues.
Crowell is a former staffer to Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and to the Telecom Subcommittee when Markey chaired it. He was the lead staffer in coming up with the FCC's broadband plan requirement, which Markey made part of the stimulus bill.
"After twenty two years in public service, it's time for me to explore other professional opportunities," Crowell said last May when he announced his departure.
Crowell will consult on public policy, government relations and strategic communications.