By Sara Jerome - 07/06/10 06:54 PM EDT
Kaplan also ran and owned a sports communications agency in New York, representing professional athletes and sports leagues in communications strategy and contract negotiations.
"Rick brings a wealth of experience and achievement to the commission -- as an attorney, public servant, and successful entrepreneur," Genachowski said in a statement. "He has a keen intellect, great judgment, deep insight into the challenges and opportunities of the modern communications landscape, and the ability to build consensus among a wide variety of stakeholders. I am delighted that he has agreed to join my senior leadership team."