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Head of Strategic Partnership, West Coast
Joanne Nichols is the Head of West Coast for Waze. She was formerly Head of the West Coast Automotive business for seven years. Her team works with some of the nation's most recognized brands and advertising agencies supporting them with strategic planning, sales consulting and account management. Joanne joined Google fifteen years ago as an account coordinator. Prior to Google she worked for a leading national retailer and consumer packaged good company. Joanne has a bachelor's degree in Communications from San Jose State University and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business. Her favorite Google product is Google Calendar. Joanne lives in Southern California with her husband and three kids.