Google executive to fill Clinton campaign's top tech role

Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton's all-but-announced campaign has reached into Silicon Valley to find a chief technology officer.

Google's Stephanie Hannon, currently the company's director of product management for civic innovation and social impact, will become the campaign's chief technology officer, according to multiple Democrats with knowledge of the decision.
Hannon, whose hiring was first reported by the Washington Post, will oversee the implementation of Clinton's digital strategy, including both the strategic plans and technical side of building a website, apps and other web platforms for the campaign. She will work closely with Katie Dowd, the campaign's digital director, and Teddy Goff, a top digital strategist, along with other members of the campaign's senior staff.
    While Clinton is expected to announce her presidential bid in the coming days, her closest advisers have used the last month to build a sizable staff that includes operatives in early states, a number of additional press contacts and grassroots organizers.
    Clinton pulling talent from Silicon Valley for her campaign is nothing new -- and was to be expected.
    The former secretary of state has also made a consorted effort to woo the tech region in the last year. Since the start of 2014, Clinton has visited Silicon Valley a total of 5 times, including headlining an event at Google in July 2014. Clinton has also headlined a marketing summit in San Francisco, keynoted a sales conference in the area and spoke at the offices of Facebook and Twitter.
    Last month, Clinton dropped by eBay's headquarters in San Jose, California for a paid speech at a women's summit.