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Obama Selects Internet, High-Tech Veteran as Part of Transition Team

Julius Genachowski, a veteran of Internet business operations and Washington tech policy has been named to President-elect Barack Obama's transition team, "a move that could signal the prominence of high-tech policy in the new administration," reports Cecilia Kang of the Washington Post today. According to Obama's transition headquarters in Chicago, Genachowski will be among the team that will help Obama choose members of his new administration.

About Julius Genachowski

Julius Genachowski is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Rock Creek Ventures, which invests in, launches, and advises digital media and commerce companies. He is also Co-Founder of LaunchBox Digital, a seed-stage investment program for web and mobile entrepreneurs. Previously, he served in senior executive positions for eight years at IAC/InterActiveCorp (Nasdaq: IACI), including Chief of Business Operations, General Counsel, and a member of the Office of the Chairman. Genachowski joined IAC shortly after it was founded by Chairman and CEO Barry Diller, and was a key player in IAC's growth to become a multi-billion dollar global e-commerce and media company, comprised of leading interactive businesses including Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire, TripAdvisor, Ticketmaster, HSN, LendingTree, Match.com, Citysearch, ServiceMagic, Evite, Interval International and Ask.com. Genachowski has served on the Boards of Directors of Expedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPE), Hotels.com (Nasdaq: ROOM), and Ticketmaster (Nasdaq: TMCS). His current boards include Website Pros (Nasdaq: WSPI), and The Motley Fool, and he is a special advisor at General Atlantic. Genachowski is part of the founding group of New Resource Bank, a commercial San Francisco-based bank that opened in 2006, targeting the clean-tech, renewable energy, organic food and similar sectors, the country's first 'green' bank. He is on the Board of Directors of Common Sense Media, and has served on the Board of Advisors of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). Before joining IAC, Genachowski was Chief Counsel to Chairman Reed Hundt of the Federal Communications Commission. He has served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter and, before that, to retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Genachowski worked in Congress on the staff of the Select Committee investigating the Iran-Contra Affair and also for then-U.S. Representative, now Senator, Charles E. Schumer. Genachowski holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School (1991), where he was Co-Notes Editor of the Harvard Law Review; and a B.A. from Columbia College (1985).

Read full story: The Washington Post

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