MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA—Search engine giant Google has hired Dan Senor—best known for his work as a spokesman for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq and senior advisor to U.S. ambassador Paul Bremer—as vice president of global communications and strategy.
Senor is the company’s second major Washington hire in recent months, Earlier, Google hired Alan Davidson from the D.C.-based Center for Democracy & Technology, which works to protect civil liberties in the digital world. The company is also looking to hire a local manager of sales to Defense Department agencies.
Senor was director of the coalition information center, based in Qatar, during the invasion and early occupation of Iraq, and also served as senior advisor to Bremer in the Coalition Provisional Authority, which was dissolved after the transfer of power to the Iraqi government last June. He was previously a legislative aide, press secretary, and communications director for former Sen. Spencer Abraham (R-Mich.).
The senior communications position at Google has been open since the departure in 2004 of Cindy McCaffrey, who was vice president of corporate marketing.