By Brendan Sasso - 04/15/13 03:06 PM EDT
Walter Isaacson, the institute's president and CEO, said that Genachowski "typifies the kind of leadership and human values that the Aspen Institute stands for.”
In his four-year tenure as chairman, Genachowski focused on expanding broadband Internet access. He also enacted net-neutrality rules on Internet providers and blocked AT&T's attempt to buy T-Mobile.
Candidates to succeed Genachowski as FCC chief include venture capitalist Tom Wheeler; Karen Kornbluh, former ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; Larry Strickling, the head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration; and FCC Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Mignon Clyburn.