Julius Genachowski was confirmed today as the new Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. He is a co-founder of LaunchBox Digital and Rock Creek Ventures, a special advisor at General Atlantic and a member of the Boards of Directors at The Motley Fool, Web.com, Mark Ecko Enterprises, JackBe and Beliefnet.
Genachowski is also on the board of Common Sense Media, a leading organization seeking to improve the media lives of children and families; and an advisory board member of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). He also helped found the New Resource Bank, the country's first commercial “green bank.”
Genachowski was Chairman of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications policy working group that created the Obama Technology and Innovation Plan, and guided the Obama campaign's innovative use of the Internet for grassroots engagement and participation.