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Wayne Leighton - Participant

Wayne A. Leighton is Chief of the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis at the Federal Communications Commission. He also leads a working group advising FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on the creation of a new Office of Economics and Analytics, with the goal of ensuring consistently high-quality economic analysis across the Commission's work. He previously served as Senior Adviser to former FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate, as a Senior Economist in the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, and as a Senior Economist with the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. In addition, Wayne is affiliated with Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala where he's served as Professor of Economics and CEO of the Antigua Forum, an annual gathering of entrepreneurs, political leaders, and experts in communications and strategy from around the world. He earned undergraduate degrees in business and economics from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University.

Background

Organization

Federal Communications Commission

Title

Chief, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis