Susan Molinari

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In 2012 Former congresswoman Susan Molinari was named head of Google’s Washington office. Molinari, "will begin in mid-March as Google’s vice president of public policy and government relations for the Americas. She will manage policy advocacy and government outreach in North and South America... Molinari joins Google from Susan Molinari Strategies, a government affairs consulting firm. When Molinari represented Staten Island in Congress from 1990 to 1997, she was elected to the House GOP majority leadership, making her the highest ranking Republican woman in Congress...

"Molinari, 53, is a member of one of the capital’s best known political families: She succeeded her father, Rep. Guy Molinari, in Congress, and is married to another former House Republican, William Paxon. Paxon, a former chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, is a senior adviser at the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld.

"From Molinari’s official biography: “Molinari is founder and chair of Susan Molinari Strategies LLC. Prior to this she was a senior principal in the government relations, advocacy and strategy section of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP in Washington, D.C., and prior to that she was chair and CEO of The Washington Group."[1]


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  1. politico Susan Molinari to head Google’s D.C. office, organizational web page, accessed February 26, 2013.