Peter A. Tenhula

Peter A. Tenhula, Senior Advisor, Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration


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Peter Tenhula is a Senior Advisor at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in the Department of Commerce.  Peter joined NTIA in April 2012 where he advises the Assistant Secretary of Commerce, the Office of Spectrum Management (OSM), and the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) on spectrum policy matters. Prior to joining NTIA, Peter worked at Shared Spectrum Company in Vienna, Virginia, for six years, serving as the company’s Vice President and General Counsel. Peter was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Wireless Innovation Forum (formerly the SDR Forum) and chaired the Forum’s Regulatory Committee.  From 1990 to 2006, Peter served at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, where he held several positions including Acting Deputy Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Director of the Spectrum Policy Task Force, Senior Legal Advisor to Chairman Michael Powell, Special Counsel to General Counsel William Kennard and staff attorney in the Office of General Counsel and the Mass Media Bureau.  He received his undergraduate degree in Telecommunications from Indiana University, Bloomington, and earned a law degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.