Google hires Capitol Hill veteran as head of Latino engagement

Laura Marquez worked in various roles for the Obama White House and for Democratic congressmen.

Laura Marquez. (Image via LinkedIn).
Laura Marquez. (Image via LinkedIn).

NEW YORK: Laura Marquez has been named head of Latino community engagement at Google, a newly created role.

She is also the co-chair and founding member of Latinos44, an organization of Latino alums of the Obama administration, according to her LinkedIn account.

"The role [at Google] focuses on diversity and inclusion, and I am charged with looking across the company at how we are deepening and strengthening our relationships with the Latino community in collaboration with internal and external partners," she wrote in a LinkedIn update.

Marquez could not be immediately reached for comment.

She previously held a string of public-sector roles in the federal government, including senior adviser at the Small Business Administration, White House liaison for the Department of the Interior, and director of outreach and recruitment in the White House Presidential Personnel Office.

Earlier in her career, Marquez was an aide to Reps. John Salazar (D-CO) and Ciro Rodriguez (D-TX).

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