Obama transition team picks Wheeler for science, technology

Thu, 11/13/2008 - 7:15am
CED & Wireless Week Staff

Tom Wheeler
Wireless industry star Tom Wheeler is joining President-Elect Barack Obama’s transition team to focus on matters of science, technology, space and the arts, officials announced.

Wheeler, who currently funds several wireless industry startups through Core Capital Partners, previously led the CTIA and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA).

Wheeler also writes about history. He focused on technology in a 2006 book – “Mr. Lincoln’s T-Mails” – about Abraham Lincoln’s use of the telegraph to help win the Civil War.

Wheeler, a lifelong Democrat, was a trustee of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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