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Google’s Public-Policy Executive Alan Davidson Is Stepping Down

November 09, 2011

Nov. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. executive Alan Davidson, who has spent the past six years building the company’s public- policy operation, said he will leave the position.

“It’s been a remarkable experience -- and a very exciting and intense time -- but I’m ready for a new challenge,” Davidson said in an e-mailed statement. “Starting later this month, I will be taking a sabbatical to explore other opportunities.”

On his watch, Google’s Washington arm grew from one person to “a large regional team with a flagship office,” he said. “I am intensely proud of the team we have built throughout the Americas, and the work we have done.”

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