July 13, 2017: Tina Pelkey was appointed as the Press Secretary for Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Pelkey will report to the Director of the FCC’s Office of Media Relations. Pelkey was most recently served a senior vice president at Black Rock Group, where she worked on strategic communications and public affairs. She previously worked in Brussels, Belgium, for Weber Shandwick, a global public relations firm. The FCC is an independent federal government agency.