Hillary Clinton hires Google exec to be chief technical officer on campaign

If you want innovation in reaching out to voters through technology, I think we can consider this a home run hire for the Hillary Clinton Team.

Stephanie Hannon, who is Google’s director of product management for civic innovation and social impact, will become the chief technology officer of the expected Clinton campaign, according to the Democrats, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the appointment.

At Clinton’s New York campaign headquarters, Hannon¬†will serve on the senior staff and oversee a team of engineers and developers, which could include outside consultants, to devise Web sites, apps and other tools for the former secretary of state and her staff to engage with supporters and voters.

Obama’s team was widely successful utilizing technology in both 2008 and 2012, and it is now one of the most crucial aspects of campaigning. Great move by Hillary, and I am excited to see what Hannon and team comes up with.


[Washington Post]