Courtney Hohne


Storyteller for Moonshots, X

San FRancisco

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Courtney Hohne tells the stories behind the stories. As the marketing and communications lead for (Google) X, she and her team develop messaging and positioning for new moonshot technologies, build brand identity, and coordinate pilot tests, customer trials, and community relations for the various moonshots that are born and nurtured in the factory. Courtney provides key stakeholders with critical information about self-driving cars (now Waymo), Loon Internet balloons, Wing delivery drones, smart contact lenses, other life sciences projects (now Verily), and more. 

Prior to X, Courtney spent 10 years on Google’s communications and public affairs team, working on most product areas around the world. She served as the head of Google’s Asia Pacific product communications team as well as head of communications for Google Australia and New Zealand.

She began her career as a high school English teacher and tennis coach, and later worked for public relations agencies including the Bingham Group, SIPR, Burson-Marsteller, and OutCast communications. Courtney holds a BA in English from Harvard University.