Mignon Clyburn served as a Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (the “FCC”) from 2009 to 2018, including as acting chair.
While at the FCC, she was committed to closing the digital divide and championed the modernization of the agency’s Lifeline Program, which assists low-income consumers with voice and broadband service. In addition, Clyburn promoted diversity in media ownership, initiated Inmate Calling Services reforms, supported inclusion in STEM opportunities and fought for an Open Internet.
Prior to her federal appointment, Clyburn served on the Public Service Commission of South Carolina and worked as publisher of the Coastal Times, a Charleston weekly newspaper focused on the African American community.
Clyburn is President of MLC Strategies, LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm, a position she has held since January 2019.
Clyburn earned a B.S. in Banking, Finance, and Economics from the University of South Carolina.