Jill Hazelbaker | Influence 100
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Jill Hazelbaker

SVP, Communications and Public Policy
Uber
US

 

Tech PR veteran Jill Hazelbaker became Uber’s head of public policy and communications in 2017, taking on one of the industry’s toughest PR gigs, at a company that has attracted plenty of criticism for a host of issues. But Hazelbaker's background in politics, policy, communications and tech will likely stand her in good stead as Uber attempts to turn over a new leaf under new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

Prior to joining Uber, Hazelbaker was VP of communications and public policy at Snap, which she joined after several years in senior positions at Google. Hazelbaker began her career in politics and worked on nearly a dozen local, state and federal election campaigns, including as press secretary to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s final re-election campaign in New York City. In 2008, meanwhile, she was the communications director for Senator John McCain's presidential campaign.