As mentioned in this morning’s Cross Campus, Yul Kwon LAW ’00 (of “Survivor: Cook Islands” fame) was named yesterday the deputy chief for the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau. Here’s the press release from FCC spokeswoman Jen Howard:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 21, 2009
FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI ANNOUNCES SENIOR STAFF IN INTERNATIONAL AND CONSUMER AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS BUREAUS
Washington, DC –Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the appointment of Mindel De La Torreas Chief of the International Bureau and Yul Kwon as Deputy Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.
“The FCC has an important role to play in empowering and protecting consumers and ensuring that they have access to world-leading communications networks and technologies,” said Chairman Genachowski. “These talented individuals have vast public and private sector experience in communications policy and I am delighted to have their expertise at the agency.”
Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Yul Kwon. Mr. Kwon’s diverse career spans across law, technology, business, and media. His government experience includes lecturing at the FBI Academy, drafting science and technology legislation as an aide to Senator Joseph Lieberman, and clerking for Judge Barrington D. Parker on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. In the business and technology sector, Mr. Kwonhas held positions at McKinsey & Company, Google, and the Trium Group. He also practiced law as an attorney at Harris,
Wiltshire & Grannis and at Venture Law Group. In 2006, Mr. Kwon became the first Asian American to win the CBS reality show, Survivor. His subsequent media activities include working as a special correspondent for CNN and as a co-host for the Discovery Channel.Mr. Kwon obtained his B.S. degree in Symbolic Systems from Stanford Universityand his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served on the editorial board of the Yale Law Journal.