Traci E. Carpenter has spent more than a decade managing executive communications for some of the world's most distinguished political, philanthropic, and corporate leaders. Currently, Traci is a speechwriter and communications manager at Google, where she helps senior executives craft messages for internal and external audiences focused on Google’s technology, products, and culture. She moved to the Bay Area from Tokyo, where she served as a speechwriter and communications manager for then-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn. Prior to Nissan, Traci wrote for several philanthropic and political leaders including former President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Foundation, Dr. Judith Rodin at The Rockefeller Foundation, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm. She also served as Director of Speechwriting and Content for MWW Group, a mid-size PR firm, providing strategic writing and content development for technology, corporate, and public affairs clients. Traci began her professional writing career as a student columnist and freelance reporter at Newsweek magazine. A Michigan native, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with honors from Michigan State University. She currently lives in San Francisco, Calif., with her husband John and her dog Swayze.