THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GLORIA TRISTANI AS MEMBER OF THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Vice President Gore today announced that President Clinton intends to nominate Gloria Tristani as Member of the Federal Communications Commission.
Ms. Tristani, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was the first woman elected to the New Mexico State Corporation Commission (SCC) where she has held office since 1995. She served as Commission Chair in 1996. As a Commissioner on the SCC, Ms. Tristani was actively involved in the enactment of legislation authorizing the SCC to fine telecommunications companies for failure to comply with the law. Under Ms. Tristani's direction, the SCC issued Expanded Area Service regulations which permit expanding the local calling area for certain toll calls. Prior to serving on the SCC, Ms. Tristani was an attorney in private practice in Albuquerque. Ms. Tristani also holds memberships in numerous professional and community organizations and has received a number of awards for her outstanding achievements. Ms. Tristani received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College of Columbia University and her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law.
The Federal Communications Commission is an independent agency established by Congress to oversee interstate and international communications including wireline, broadcast, cable, satellite and cellular services.