An attorney in the FCC’s Office of Legislative Affairs since joining the Commission in 2008 has been promoted to serve as its director.
Timothy Strachan got the nod on Wednesday (5/31) from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, allowing him to continue the work he has been doing as acting director, serving as the Commission’s liaison to Congress.
“Our ability to communicate effectively with members of Congress and their staffs is essential to our work,” Pai said. “We deal with critical and complex policy issues at the agency and Tim’s intelligence, experience, and communications skills go a long way in helping the agency be responsive to and transparent with Congress. I’m grateful for his willingness to continue to lead the Office of Legislative Affairs in this important work.”
Before joining the FCC, Strachan was counsel to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, where he worked predominantly on civil legal policy.
Outside of his work at the FCC, Strachan is a motivational speaker and a radio sportscaster in his 20th season covering University of Maryland football games with Johnny Holliday.
Strachan, a 1999 graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in communication, was paralyzed in a swimming accident before his senior year in high school and joined the Maryland football program as a student assistant coach from 1996-99.
He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in the spring of 2004.
Strachan was named the 1999 Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian magazine.
The Office of Legislative Affairs provides lawmakers with information regarding FCC regulatory decisions, answers to policy questions, assistance with constituent concerns, and responses to Congressional inquiries.