Genachowski follows several previous FCC chairmen in his move to the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan research group dedicated to "fostering enlightened leadership, the appreciation of timeless ideas and values, and open-minded dialogue on contemporary issues."Here is what the Washington Post says about the Genachowski move. Adweek notes that Genachowski will follow in the footsteps of four other FCC Chairmen.
Those Chairmen are:
- Kevin Martin (2005-2009)
- Michael Powell (2001-2009)
- William Kennard (1997-2001)
- Reed Hundt (1993-1997)
Here is the press release from Aspen Institute. Here is a link to Aspen's Communications and Society Program.
Aspen Institute was recently ranked as the 41st best think tank in the US by the University of Pennsylvania's annual think tank rankings.
Here is a previous Think Tank Watch post on Obama Administration officials who have gone on to join think tanks.