Patty Stolnacker Koch

Advisory Council Member, WDN

Patty Stolnacker Koch is a Director on the Government Affairs and Public Policy team at Google where she leads advocacy for the U.S. and Canada for Google’s Devices and Services, Platforms & Ecosystems, and Research, Health and Core products. With over
thirty years working in and with the public sector, Patty has significant experience advising Fortune 500 companies on the business impact of public policy around key technology issues.

Before joining Google’s public policy team in 2021, Patty led federal public policy advocacy at VMware and helped to define and shape corporate advocacy around cloud, broadband and cybersecurity issues. Patty served in the Administration of President George W. Bush and has represented other Fortune 500 companies such as Siemens and BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting) before Congress and the executive branch.

Patty began her career working on Capitol Hill in the U.S House and Senate and then joined IRI as the Russia program officer before standing up offices in Georgia and Azerbaijan. She is a former international election observer in Azerbaijan and Ukraine.

Patty serves on the board of Women’s High Tech Coalition and is an Advisory Board Member of the IRI Women’s Democracy Network.

Patty graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Political Science with a focus on Russian and Eastern European Studies. Patty also attended St. Petersburg State University for Russian language studies.

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