Vice President, Trust & Safety, Google

Kristie Canegallo is Google’s vice president of trust & safety, a position she has held since March 2018. In this role, Canegallo leads the global team that develops and enforces product policies across Google’s portfolio. Trust & Safety works to protect Google’s users, prevent abuse products and ensure Google is a trusted source of information, content and interactions. Prior to joining Google, Canegallo served in a range of domestic policy, national security and management roles in the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, concluding as assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff from 2014 to 2017. As deputy chief of staff, she directed the implementation of the Obama administration’s most complex and consequential policy initiatives. These included expanding affordable health care to millions of Americans while creating a more efficient health care system, improving delivery of benefits to our veterans and updating technology procurement and application processes to improve U.S. government operations and customer service. She also managed strategic planning and policy prioritization processes, led crisis response work and coordinated risk management efforts. Canegallo served on the National Security Council staff under Presidents Bush and Obama, providing policy advice on the full spectrum of foreign policy issues, with particular expertise in overseas conflicts and defense strategy and planning. Before that, she worked at the Department of Defense, including in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before joining the U.S. government, Canegallo was an analyst at Goldman Sachs. Canegallo is a member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the board of the United States of Care, a bipartisan health care non-pro t organization. She holds a Master of Arts in strategic studies from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from Colgate University.