FORA.tv Speaker - Michael J. Copps
Michael J. Copps was sworn in for a second term as a member of the Federal Communications Commission in January 2006. His term runs until 2010.
From 1998 to 2001, Copps was assistant secretary of commerce for trade development at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he worked to improve market access and market share for nearly every sector of American industry and devoted much of his time to building private sector-public sector partnerships.
From 1993 to 1998, he served as deputy assistant secretary for basic industries, a component of the Trade Development Unit. Mr. Copps moved to Washington, D.C. in 1970, joined the staff of Senator Fritz Hollings (D-SC), and served for more than a dozen years as his administrative assistant and chief of staff.
He has been director of government affairs for a Fortune 500 company and senior vice president for legislative affairs at a major national trade association. He holds a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has taught history at Loyola University of the South.
A native of Milwaukee, he lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
11.07.07 | 01:34:16 min
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