Ross LaJeunesse is Global Head of International Relations for Google, where he oversees the company’s efforts to advance a free and open Internet around the world. He previously served as Head of Public Policy for the Asia Pacific region. Before joining Google, Mr. LaJeunesse was Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He began his career as an assistant to United States Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell, and also served as Senator Edward Kennedy’s chief advisor on reinventing government and national and community service issues. Long active in the LGBT community, Mr. LaJeunesse has been a board member of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute and also previously served on the board of the California Emerging Technology Fund, a multi-million dollar fund to expand broadband access in the state.