John Burchett

Director, Public Policy and Government Relations
Google Access and Google Fiber


John Burchett is the head of communications, government and community relations for Google Access and Google Fiber and is based in Google’s Washington, D.C., office. Before moving to Access/Fiber in 2016, Burchett led the public policy for Google in the U.S., Latin America and Canada. Prior to joining Google in 2007, he was chief of staff to Governor Jennifer Granholm of Michigan and acted as the state’s chief operating officer. He has also served Governor Granholm as deputy director of her transition team in 2002 and as director of Michigan’s Washington, D.C., office.

Burchett, a Michigan native, was a White House Fellow in 1997 – 98, a special assistant to the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, an assistant management officer for the DC Control Board, and a management consultant, specializing in state and local government, business planning and business process reengineering.

Before moving to Washington in 1997, Burchett was an assistant Wayne County corporation counsel, focusing on real estate and economic development projects for the county. He was heavily involved in the negotiations and development of the two new stadiums in downtown Detroit. Before joining Wayne County in 1994, he was a real estate lawyer for Little Caesars Enterprises, and for Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn. He also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Cornelia Kennedy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Burchett received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

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