Mignon L. Clyburn
Mignon L. Clyburn is the Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), serving a second term as a Democrat on the Commission, for which she was sworn in following her re-nomination by President Barack Obama, in February 2013. Prior to her nomination to the FCC, she served for 11 years as the representative of South Carolina's 6th congressional district on the South Carolina Public Service Commission (PSC). Preeding her service on the PSC, Clyburn was the publisher and general manager of The Coastal Times, a Charleston-based weekly newspaper that focused primarily on issues affecting the African American community. A longtime champion of consumers and a defender of the public interest, Clyburn was designated a Women's History Month Honoree by the National Women's History Project, in 2009.