Ross LaJeunesse, Head of Free Expression and International Relations at Google, will be the keynote speaker at the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire’s Global Business Summit to be held from 5 to 7:30pm, Monday, Sept. 22, in the Dining Center at SNHU, 2500 North River Road.
A panel discussion will follow the keynote.
Tickets, which are $25 for Council members and $35 for nonmembers, can be purchased online.
About the speaker
Ross LaJeunesse leads the global team responsible for advancing the company’s work on free expression and open Internet issues, as well as Google’s relationships with international organizations. He previously served as Google’s Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs for Asia Pacific.
Before joining Google, LaJeunesse was Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. There, he developed and executed the Governor’s ambitious policy agenda, overseeing a broad range of issues from education reform to economic development. Prior to his appointment in the Schwarzenegger administration, LaJeunesse was Chief of Staff to California Controller Steve Westly, the state’s chief financial officer. He began his career as an assistant to U.S. Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell and later served as Senator Edward Kennedy’s chief advisor. on reinventing government, and national and community service issues.
LaJeunesse received his law degree with honors from the Harvard Law School. He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College with a degree in Asian Studies.