Rebecca Prozan

Rebecca Prozan
Director for Government Affairs and Public Policy for the West Coast, Google

As the Director for Government Affairs and Public Policy for the West Coast, Rebecca serves as a liaison between Google and government entities for California, Oregon and Washington. She works to advance innovation, remove roadblocks to Google’s physical and virtual growth, and help Google and our communities can successfully grow together. Rebecca is one of the key architects in advancing Google’s $1B housing commitment. Other accomplishments include creating the Google Community Space in San Francisco and jumpstarting Google’s Civic Fellows Program, which loans internal talent externally to assist in problem solving. In addition, she has contributed to several land use and product legislative victories.

Before Google, Rebecca worked in public service where she became known as an effective civic leader and tireless advocate for the issues she champions.

As an Assistant District Attorney, Rebecca prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases and brought 17 trials to verdict. While directing Community Relations for the District Attorney’s Office, Rebecca spearheaded the Neighborhood Prosecution Unit, which permitted offenders to serve the community in place of traditional prosecution. Additionally, Rebecca brought San Franciscans together to address truancy, bullying, training for law enforcement officers, elder abuse, hate crimes, mentoring, and much more.

As a Special Assistant to Mayor Willie Brown, Rebecca secured funding for nonprofits, advocated for diversity on commissions, and organized the Mayor’s Summit for Women. She co-chaired the Mayor’s Task Force on Taxicabs which brought together industry leaders and drivers to improve service. Later, as a law student, Mayor Brown appointed her to the Elections Redistricting Task Force and the Recreation and Park Department, where Rebecca worked to implement the Park Bonds Fund to improve Parks and Recreation Centers.

She managed Vice President Kamala Harris’ first campaign for District Attorney, co-chaired Bevan Dufty’s first supervisorial campaign, and served as his legislative aide. She has served as a strategic advisor to numerous local, state, and national campaigns.