FCC Press Secretary Tina Pelkey is moving on to a position at Blue Origin. O’Dwyer’s public relations blog reported Monday that Pelkey will be senior manager of government affairs communication. She will be based in Blue Origin’s East Coast business office in Arlington, Virginia.
The FCC’s new deputy director of communications, Anne Veigle, comes from the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration, where she served as director of public affairs. Will Wiquist, currently the FCC’s deputy press secretary, will serve as associate director of communications and policy advisor. Katie Gorscak will become senior communications advisor, transitioning from her role as director of communications of the agency’s Connect2Health Task Force.
“It’s been an honor to work [at the] FCC and alongside Chairman Ajit Pai for nearly 3 years. What an amazing ride it’s been — from fighting robocalls to spurring 5G deployment and everything in between. I’m moving on to a new opportunity but will miss each and every one of my colleagues,” Pelkey tweeted Monday.