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Waymo names Tawni Nazario-Cranz, ex-Netflix, Cruise Automation executive as chief people officer

Kirsten Korosec

Waymo,  the former Google self-driving project that spun out to become a business under Alphabet, has hired former Netflix and Cruise Automation executive Tawni Nazario-Cranz as its chief people officer.

Nazario-Cranz will be responsible for hiring workers, shaping the company’s culture and diversity initiatives. She will report directly to Waymo CEO John Krafick. The executive comes with a long background in human resources, including a 10-year stint at Netflix, Bausch & Lomb and FedEd Kinko’s. She was most recently chief people officer at Cruise, GM’s self-driving unit, a position she held for eight months before leaving in April, according to her LinkedIn profile.

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