Assistant Division Chief, Policy Bureau
Federal Communications Commission
Bobby serves as head of Media Bureau’s political programming staff, Washington, DC. He is a 1972 JD graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and a 1968 graduate of the University of Florida. As the FCC’s foremost authority on political programming regulation, Bobby travels extensively throughout the United States to speak to broadcasters to assist in furthering compliance in this complicated and time-sensitive area. Bobby also advises the Chairman and other FCC Commissioners, the Office of General Counsel and the Media Bureau on all political programming issues. He has authored numerous FCC opinions and policy statements in political programming area, with particular expertise in political advertising regulation.
Bobby is credited with altering the approach to political programming enforcement by implementing an accessible, user-friendly mediation technique for resolution of the disputes arising daily in the political arena. This approach has almost entirely eliminated formal complaints and typically results in successful informal resolution of hundreds of disputes in any specific election period. In doing so, Bobby has significantly reduced the size of his staff saving substantial sums of government funds and his office provides resolution in a time-sensitive manner so critical in this area. Prior to joining FCC, Bobby was President of Cellar Door Management, a personal management company specializing in recording artists.