Former Genachowski aide hangs his own shingle


Colin Crowell has connections, wants to be where the action is when it comes to telecommunications policy, and wants to be his own boss. The way to accommodate those three attributes is to open a consultancy/lobbying firm.

According to The Hill’s Hillicon Valley blog, Crowell’s new firm will high tech, telecom and non-profit clients, and will assist in strategy, communications and lobbying.

The latter pursuit will not be permissible at the FCC for awhile, given Crowell’s recent gig as senior counsel to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. But he also has strong ties to Capitol Hill, where Hillicon says he spent over 20 years, including time as the chief telecom staffer for key Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA).