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Jon Wilkins

Federal Communications Commission
Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
Washington, DC, USA


Jon Wilkins is the Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission. Jon was previously the Managing Director at the FCC, where he served as the agency's chief operating official and acted as Advisor for Management to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. In that dual role, he oversaw both the agency’s $500 million operating budget as well as the Universal Service Fund, which supports over $8 billion annually in advanced telecommunications services.

Jon joined the FCC in November 2013. Prior to that, he spent 16 years at McKinsey & Company's Washington, DC, office, where he became a partner in 2003 and was a leader in McKinsey’s Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) practice. His consulting practice focused on the impacts of broadband technologies in the wireless, cable, and consumer device markets around the world.

He also served as a policy advisor in the Office of Plans and Policy at the FCC from 1998-1999 and as a federal judicial law clerk from 1995-1996.

He graduated from Yale Law School in 1995 and Dartmouth College in 1992.

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