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Katie Jacobs Stanton, an early Googler who went on to serve in the White House and the State Department’s office of innovation, is joining Twitter to manage its business and international strategy.

She announced it by tweet:

“Today’s my last day in govt! Have enjoyed my experiences @whitehouse & @statedept. My next adventure will be @twitter in SF! #CAHereICome!”

She’s returning to California where she previously worked for Google as a principal on new business development and managed the implementation of OpenSocial. After joining Google, she hopped aboard president Barack Obama’s campaign and managed new media strategies.

Stanton has maintained a close relationship with Twitter; she spoke at the company’s first developer conference Chirp in April on how to use social media for good causes. And she’s been a longtime advocate for using the service to help government officials and agencies communicate with the public.

Twitter has been eager to establish deeper connections to government officials; it’s on the hunt for its first liaison in Washington D.C. to explain and market the service to politicians and public servants.

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