Google names Rachel Hack of SITAKS its KC Fiber community manager
Hack (left, photo from linkedin.com) is the president of the Software and Information Technology Association of Kansas (SITAKS), a membership group designed to support Kansas' software, information technology, telecommunications and other high-tech companies, as well as companies with large IT departments.
Per her LinkedIn profile, Hack graduated from Truman State University and, before taking the SITAKS position last year, spent seven years as the executive director of the American Advertising Club of Kansas City.
Google first posted the community manager position in July, calling for someone who could "lead our local community outreach to city and state government, the utilities, businesses and organizations." The job, Google said in July, "requires deep community relationships, the ability to identify, build and cultivate working partnerships with organizations, a focus on execution with a strategic perspective on the business."
Google announced in March that it had chosen Kansas City, Kan. from more than 1,100 applicant cities to receive its one-gigabit fiber network, an internet service that is up to 100 times faster than the high-speed broadband in most U.S. homes. In May, Google revealed plans to expand that coverage to Kansas City, Mo.
For more additional information on today's announcement, see these stories from other outlets:
- Kansas City Star: "Google picks point person for KC-area Internet project"
- Kansas City Business Journal: "Google names president of Kansas tech association as face of Kansas City project"