Courtney Hohne
Storyteller for Moonshots
Introducing radical, sci-fi sounding technologies to the world in a way that makes people say, “That’s the future I want to be a part of!” is the mission of the marketing and communications team Courtney leads at X. Her team develops messaging and positioning for new moonshot technologies, builds brand identity and other elements that early-stage X projects need to establish themselves outside the lab, and coordinates various aspects of early pilot tests and customer trials, including community relations. Courtney spent 10 years on Google’s communications and public affairs team, working on most product areas and in many corners of the world, including stints as head of Google’s Asia Pacific product communications team and head of communications for Google Australia and New Zealand. She has an English degree from Harvard University and hopes she can someday return to her first career as a high school English teacher and tennis coach.