When I interviewed for my job at Facebook in the summer of 2009, my soon-to-be boss promised the experience of a lifetime. He said working here would be hard but it would be rewarding. He said the communications and public policy projects I would work on would be meaningful and my coworkers would be among the most talented and passionate in the industry. He also assured me I would never be bored.
Looking back on almost four years, I can say with complete confidence that he was right. This job has delivered on all of those promises and the time I’ve spent at Facebook has been nothing short of spectacular. But there are other awesomely disruptive companies out there that are assembling their core teams of PR and policy ninjas — and it’s time for me to embark upon a new experience of a lifetime.
Next month, I’ll report for duty at Uber — a rapidly growing San Francisco-based company that is transforming transportation with the tap of an app. I look forward to utilizing the skills I’ve learned here in my new role managing communications for a company that consumers love, but one that faces complex policy challenges in the U.S. and around the world.
I will, as we say around here, proceed and be bold.