Leigh Gallager, director of external affairs at Google, has joined Teneo as senior managing director in its US strategy and communications unit.
She will counsel Teneo’s clients on executive positioning, media engagement and strategic communications.
Gallagher joined Google in 2019 to deepen its relationships with editors, columnists and reporters, and help the communications team to become a source for technology news.
Earlier, she did a 12-year stint at Fortune. She exited the magazine as editor-at-large and executive director of “Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit.”
Andrea Calise, president of Teneo’s US strategy and communications group, called Gallagher "an important thought leader, convener and respected journalist" who will advance client objectives and contribute to the global CEO advisory firm’s growth.