"Stacy and Andrew bring to DIRECTV a unique skill set of extensive legal and legislative experience, background in the television industry, and, ultimately, thorough knowledge of the ways of Washington," said Eid. "Not only will their appointments give DIRECTV a more significant presence in Washington, their experience and backgrounds will benefit us in the critical legislative and regulatory issues we face."
Ms. Fuller will be responsible for pursuing DIRECTV's regulatory policy objectives before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Mr. Reinsdorf will be responsible for DIRECTV's Capitol Hill lobbying efforts. Ms. Fuller's and Mr. Reinsdorf's appointments are effective March 7.
"DIRECTV is a growth leader in the pay television sector," said Reinsdorf. "I look forward to representing such a well-regarded company on Capitol Hill."
"DIRECTV has been at the forefront of developing and bringing new television technologies to the market to the benefit of consumers and competition," said Fuller. "I look forward to working with federal regulators on issues of importance to DIRECTV and its industry."
From August 2001 through February 2005, Ms. Fuller served as Media Legal Advisor to FCC Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy in all areas of media, including broadcast ownership and digital television transition. She served as Associate, Communications and Public Policy for the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP from June 2000 to August 2001. Prior to joining Skadden, Arps, Ms. Fuller served in progressively responsible legal positions for Discovery Communications, Inc.
Mr. Reinsdorf joined the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in 1997 as Director of Government Relations. He was promoted to Vice President in 2001 and Senior Vice President in 2003. During his tenure at NAB, he was responsible for implementing the association's legislative strategy and worked on broadcast television issues such as broadcasters' transition to digital television, the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act, and spectrum licensing fees. Prior to joining the NAB, Mr. Reinsdorf served as Manager, Government Relations for Nestle USA, Inc. in Washington, D.C.
The DIRECTV Group, Inc. is a world-leading provider of digital multichannel television entertainment, broadband satellite networks and services. The DIRECTV Group is 34 percent owned by Fox Entertainment Group, which is approximately 82 percent owned by News Corporation.