David Robbins Named FCC Managing Director


FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has named former consumer protection official David Robbins as managing director of the commission effective Sept. 12.

Genachowski has made a point of emphasizing the FCC's consumer protection function

Robbins succeeds Steve VanRoekel, who exited earlier this year for USAID and is now CIO of the U.S.

Robbins had been the associate administrator for the office of management and administration at the Small Business Administration. Before that he was a senior program manager in the consumer protection bureau at the Federal Trade Commission. "David's leadership and management experience will be invaluable as we continue our efforts to do our work on behalf of the public more efficiently and effectively." said Genachowski in a statement.

The FCC managing director oversees the budget, human resources, contracts, purchasing, communications, computer services, physical space, security, the meeting schedule, and document distribution.