Outgoing FCC Chairman Michael Powell will become a senior fellow of the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program for three months after he leaves the FCC on March 31, the Aspen Institute has announced.

Powell, who will become the third consecutive FCC chairman to join the Aspen Institute upon leaving the commission, will serve in an advisory role on leadership, communications policy, program activities and operations. Judith Mann will move with Powell from the FCC to be Powell’s confidential assistant.

"Michael Powell exemplifies the type of leader that the Aspen Institute seeks to attract to our various program and leadership activities," Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson said in a prepared statement. "He will add an important perspective to planning our non-partisan forums in communications and information policy—and beyond."

In other news, John Muleta, who recently resigned from his position as chief of the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, has joined telecommunications law firm Venable LLP as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.