FCC names new CIO, acting managing director

The Federal Communications Commission has added two new faces to its senior management team.

Mark Stephens was today named acting managing director, while David Bray was tapped as CIO, according to an FCC announcement.

Stephens, who joined FCC in 1991 and most recently served as chief financial officer in the commission’s Office of Managing Director, will manage FCC’s budget and financial programs. His area of responsibility also will include HR, contracts, purchasing, communications, computer services and security.

As CIO, Bray will implement a strategy to equip employees with effective technology, reduce costs and migrate the commission’s IT to the cloud. His government career began in 1993, and he since worked with the Energy Department and the National Institutes of Health, among others. Bray’s most recent role was as executive director for the National Commission for the Review of the Research and Development Programs of the U.S. Intelligence Community.


Both Stephens and Bray will work in the Office of the Managing Director to coordinate the administration and management of the commission.

In addition to these appointments, David Valdez has been named special counsel. A former Verizon and CompTIA senior executive, Valdez will oversee issues relating to regulatory reforms to help innovation in government and assist in managing FCC’s advisory committees.

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