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Susan Ness

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Bio: Commissioner Susan Ness was appointed
to the FCC by President Clinton in 1994 to
a five-year term expiring June 30, 1999. On
July 1, 1999, President Clinton announced his
intention to nominate Ness for a second fiveyear
term. She currently chairs the Federal-State
Joint Board charged with addressing universal
telephone service issues, and served as the
FCC’s lead representative at the 1995 and 1997
World Radiocommunication Conference in
Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to her appointment,
Commissioner Ness was a senior lender to
communications companies as a Group Head
and Vice President of a regional financial
institution. A lawyer, she worked as Assistant
Counsel to the Committee on Banking, Currency
and Housing of the US House of Representatives.
She also founded and directed the Judicial
Appointments Project of the National Women’s
Political Caucus. She currently is a member of
the National Association of Regulatory Utility
Commissioners’ Committee on Communications,
Leadership Washington, and the Federal
Communications Bar Association. Before joining
the FCC, she was chair of the Montgomery
County, Maryland, Charter Review Commission;
Vice-chair of the Montgomery County Task Force
on Community Access Television; and President
of the Montgomery County Commission for
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