Pai Appoints Swarztrauber To Policy Advisor Position


Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that Evan Swarztrauber has joined his office as a Policy Advisor. Swarztrauber replaces Nathan Leamer, who recently left the Commission.

“I’m pleased to have Evan join our team,” said Pai. “Having served in Commissioner Carr’s office, he brings a wealth of experience on telecom issues and is well positioned to advance our policy agenda.”

Swarztrauber previously worked for Commissioner Brendan Carr as a Policy Advisor on media issues. He also hosts the FCC’s official podcast. Prior to joining the FCC, he was Director of Public Affairs at TechFreedom, managing the organization’s communications and outreach teams, and representing the organization in a diverse array of coalitions. He also served as a communications staffer in the New York State Assembly and worked on a variety of political campaigns in New York City.

“Evan did great work on a range of policy initiatives—from media modernization and cable franchise reform to wireless infrastructure and workforce development,” said Carr. “He has a knack for communicating complex and technical issues in a way that makes sense to everyday Americans, while building support from a variety of stakeholders. I’m glad the FCC will continue to benefit from his service.”