Public Knowledge welcomes Gene Kimmelman

Earlier this week Public Knowledge welcomed a new president

Today, Public Knowledge is pleased to announce the appointment of Gene Kimmelman as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Kimmelman brings a lifetime of experience as a public interest advocate, antitrust expert, and leader in the communications and technology advocacy community. After almost thirty years as a public interest advocate, Kimmelman joined the Department of Justice’s antitrust division as Chief Counsel. Since leaving the Department of Justice, Kimmelman has been serving as the Director of the Internet Freedom and Human Rights project at the New America Foundation.

It sounds like he has the perfect background to help Public Knowledge continue their efforts make sure that telecommunications and broadband are tools to level the playing field, not wide a gap in the US. Public Knowledge focuses on:

  • Open Internet
  • Promoting Creativity
  • Open and Accessible Technology
  • International Issues

The inform through their blog and provide easy access to act through their online petitions and instructions for contacting policymakers.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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