Obama names tech execs to transition team
Google.org's Sonal Shah and former InterActiveCorp executive Julius Genachowski are named to the president-elect's transition team.
President-elect Barack Obama has named tech executives from Google.org and InterActiveCorp to his transition team, according to reports.
Google.org's Sonal Shah, and Julius Genachowski, a former IAC executive who also served as chief counsel to former Democratic FCC Chairman Reed Hundt, have both been named to the team, according to news reports.
Genachowski is a co-founder and managing director of Rock Creek Ventures, and is a founding partner of LaunchBox Digital, an early-stage investment firm based in Washington, D.C.
He attended law school with Obama, and helped stress the importance of high-tech issues in the campaign, The Washington Post reported.
Shah, who works for Google's philanthropy division Google.org, formerly served as a vice president at Goldman Sachs.
Obama's team is also reported to be readying a new Web site for the transition, www.change.gov, which, according to news reports will launch today.