Belinda Johnson is the chief business affairs and legal officer at Airbnb. Belinda guides the company's business engagement and operational strategies, overseeing the public policy, community mobilization, legal, communications, compliance, social impact and employee experience teams. Belinda joined Airbnb as general counsel in 2011, and has been a key leader in Airbnb's growth from a small start-up to a global hospitality brand. For over two decades, Belinda has practiced law and partnered on business affairs in the technology industry. Prior to joining Airbnb, she was deputy general counsel at Yahoo and during the first wave of the Internet, she served as general counsel and corporate secretary to Broadcast.com, one of the first companies to stream media programming over the Web. Belinda serves on the board of directors of PayPal and has been named on of Fast Company Magazine's Most Creative People in Business. She holds a BA and JD from the University of Texas.