Two Alums in Politics: Republican Governor, Democratic Presidential Campaign Senior Advisor
Nation’s Youngest Governor is TJ Grad
Chris Sununu, TJ ’93, was sworn in as Governor of New Hampshire in January and, at 42, is currently the youngest governor in the country. Sununu is the son of John H. Sununu, who served three terms as New Hampshire’s governor and served as White House Chief of Staff under President George H. W. Bush. Sununu’s older brother, John E. Sununu, served one term as Senator from New Hampshire (his son, John H. Sununu, the governor’s nephew, graduated from TJ in 2011).
Alum Served as Clinton Campaign’s Chief Technology Officer
Stephanie Hannon, TJ ’92, served for nineteen months as Hillary Clinton’s Chief Technology Officer, the first woman to fill the role in a major candidate’s presidential campaign. With a diverse team of engineers and developers, she was responsible for implementing Clinton’s digital strategy, including overseeing the technology used for fundraising, organizing, voter registration and engagement, and data analytics.
Hannon’s role at Hillary for America was a natural outgrowth of her product management position at Google, where she focused on applying technology in the community, government and nonprofit space. In earlier work at the company, she was instrumental in the expansion of Gmail and helped launch Google Maps in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Along the way, she also co-founded a smart thermostat startup.
(To read about another alum in politics — and to find out what many other alums are doing — see Reunion, this issue.)