Molinari to join Google
February 23rd, 2012
03:10 PM ET
8 years ago

Molinari to join Google

(CNN) - Susan Molinari, at one point the highest ranking woman in the House of Representatives, is joining Google, the tech giant announced Thursday.

Molinari will serve as Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations for the Americas.

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"I am excited about Susan joining Google," David Drummond, Google Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer said in a statement. "She's a true trailblazer and her enthusiasm for our technology and its potential to change lives will be a real asset to our team in the Americas."

Molinari, a Republican, was first elected to Congress in 1990. She replaced her father Guy Molinari as the representative for New York's 14th District, which encompasses Staten Island.

She later ran in New York's 13th District, serving in the House until 1997, when she resigned from the House to take a job anchoring a weekend news show on CBS. She left that program soon after, and began a career as a lobbyist and consultant in Washington.

Most recently Molinari founded Susan Molinari Strategies, a government consulting firm.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    How many of the people she knew when she was there as a member are still in some position to do something? How much influence did she have then and still has now? I wonder how she got this job.

    February 23, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  2. cento

    Interesting. I wonder if Google asked her in her interview "how many golf balls fit in a school bus"?

    February 23, 2012 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    The good ole "revolving door" at work, corrupting our country and our government.

    February 23, 2012 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  4. apetra

    Google can see the coming Republican sweep of the Presidency, House and Senate, and they're getting ready.

    February 23, 2012 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |