William Kennard

Senior Advisor Emeritus

William Kennard was an advisor to Grain from 2007 to 2014, after which he transitioned to his current status as Senior Advisor Emeritus.  During his tenure as Senior Advisor, Mr. Kennard was a valuable Communications industry connector and brought over 30 years of expertise in law, telecommunications, and private equity.

Mr. Kennard was chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 1997 to 2001, and general counsel from 1993 to 1997.  He was also U.S. Ambassador to the European Union from 2009 to 2013.  Prior to that, Mr. Kennard was managing director of the global telecommunications and media group of The Carlyle Group from 2001 to 2009.  He currently serves on the board of AT&T.