Appointed to the Board of Directors in 2014, Julius Genachowski is a Managing Director in the U.S. Buyout team for The Carlyle Group, and a long-time leader in technology, media and telecommunications. Mr. Genachowski served as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission from 2009 to 2013 and, under his leadership, the FCC took major actions to extend broadband access, accelerate the rollout of advanced mobile networks, and free up spectrum for wireless communications. Prior to his appointment to the FCC, Mr. Genachowski worked for more than a decade in the private sector, helping build IAC/InterActiveCorp, which owned and operated multiple Internet and media businesses, including Expedia, Ticketmaster and USA Network. During this period, Businessweek named Genachowski one of 25 “managers to watch” in the media sector. Mr. Genachowski has served as a board member and adviser to several public and private companies, been a Senior Fellow at the Aspen Institute, and taught a joint class at Harvard Business School and Law School. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College, a part of Columbia University, and a law degree from Harvard Law School, where he served on the Harvard Law Review.