Google Comes to Ann Arbor: Grady Burnett, Head of Google's New Ann Arbor Office, Discusses The Company's Plan For Growth

This event was held on November 30, 2006 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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AADL is pleased to welcome Grady Burnett, head of Online Sales and Operations at Google's Ann Arbor office, in a discussion about Google's decision to open the office and its plans for growth. The Ann Arbor office will support Google's AdWords advertising program. Mr. Burnett will highlight a few of Google's recent initiatives and take questions. He will also be joined by Ben Bunnell, Library Partnerships Manager of Google's Book Search team, through which Google plans to digitize millions of books from libraries. Grady Burnett is responsible for hiring, customer service, account management and sales efforts supporting the Google AdWords advertising program. Prior to building this office, Grady managed the national agency team at Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA. In addition to his career in advertising and management, Grady was a professional tennis player for 3 years. He is a UM grad and has an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Ben Bunnell joined Google in 2002. In Google Book Search's early days, he helped set up Google's digitization operation for UM. He holds a BA from Virginia Commonwealth University and Master's degrees in Library Science and Business from UM, whose School of Information recently named him "Outstanding Recent Graduate."

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