Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Congratulations to Deborah Tate!

I am pleased to congratulate Free State Foundation Distinguished Adjunct Senior Fellow Deborah Taylor Tate on her appointment by the Tennessee Supreme Court to be Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts in Tennessee. Debi has held many leadership positions during her extraordinary career. Of course, she served as a distinguished FCC Commissioner. After leaving the FCC, Debi was appointed a Special Envoy to the International Telecommunications Union and Laureate for her work with child online protection issues. Moreover, Debi has served the state of Tennessee in several capacities, including working with both of Tennessee’s present U.S. Senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker. 
The Tennessee Supreme Court’s press release lists many of Debi’s past positions, along with her many honors and distinctions. 
I am delighted that Debi will be able to continue in her position as a Distinguished Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Free State Foundation. I am grateful for Debi’s many contributions to the work of the Free State Foundation, and I look forward to her continuing contributions in the future. 

This new undertaking by Debi is just a continuation of her lifelong commitment and dedication to serve the people of her native state of Tennessee and her country. I am proud that one of the ways Debi has chosen to serve – and to continue her longstanding commitment to establishing sound communications policy – is through her affiliation with FSF.