Nia King-Rubie, CMP 30, Program Manager, U.S. Elected Official Engagement and Events Program; Public Affairs Analyst Google, Washington, D.C.On this list because: “When I think back to growing up in Harlem in the ’90s, it was a very different place than it is today. I would have never imagined I’d work for the president of the United States or regularly engage with the nation’s top elected officials at the No. 1 tech company in the world," says King-Rubie, who worked on the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee and 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee, and coordinated and managed the operations of National Special Security Events for up to 40,000 attendees and 1,700 volunteers. Photo by: Benjamin Tankersley Shot on location at: The Embassy Row Hotel in Washington, D.C.
What I really do: “I liaise on behalf of Google with offices of members of Congress, the administration and key nongovernment organizations to coordinate logistics for policy-related visits and events. Additionally, I work closely with executives and internal stakeholders on Google’s product, policy and legal teams to craft unique policy-focused experiences and events in our offices throughout the U.S. I also plan and manage product-focused events that showcase Android, Google X projects, wearables and virtual reality technology.”
Bragging rights: For one Republican debate, King-Rubie worked on product integration for YouTube in the spin room, mainly 360-degree video and VR viewer Google Cardboard. For the Democratic debate days later, she worked on product integration again and Google’s physical footprint in the debate hall. She also managed Google’s predebate reception. “It was a busy week,” she says.