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Jon Wilkins - Participant

Jon is the Managing Director at the Federal Communications Commission, where he serves as the agency's chief operating official with authority over budget, personnel, information technology and cybersecurity, and federal contracting. He also serves as Advisor for Management to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, and in that capacity has worked with the Chairman's office and senior FCC staff on a number of strategic initiatives at the Commission. Most notably, he has led policy modernization efforts for the Universal Service Fund, which supports over $8 billion annually in advanced telecommunications services for the nation's schools and libraries via the E-Rate program; low income households via the Lifeline program; and rural communities via the Connect America and Rural Healthcare programs.

Jon joined the FCC in November 2013. Prior to that, Jon spent 16 years at McKinsey & Company's Washington, DC office, where he first became a partner in 2003. He also served as a policy advisor in the Office of Plans and Policy at the FCC in from 1998-1999, as a federal judicial law clerk from 1995-1996, and as a member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team in 2008-2009.

He graduated from Yale Law School in 1995 and Dartmouth College in 1992. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his wife and two children.

Background

Organization

Federal Communications Commission

Title

Managing Director