Daniel Ornstein, who served as an adviser to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will be leaving the agency, the chairman announced in a press conference this morning.

Ornstein was the first person Genachowski recruited to the FCC in May 2010, and has had been responsible for strategic planning and operations within the Chairman’s Office.

He has also worked on a range of policy matters, including spectrum initiatives, media and Internet policy, and transaction reviews.

A Yale graduate, Ornstein joined the agency from CBS and has also worked for a start-up company called Click.TV, which was acquired by Cisco in 2007.

Ornstein has yet to make a decision on where he will head next, but will rejoin the private sector, said FCC spokesman Neil Grace.

Genachowski thanked Ornstein for his service and wished him the best of luck moving forward.