The re-introduction thread at WebmasterWorld reads:
Our old ASA has taken on new responsibilities, and I'm delighted to announce that I will be your new ASA.
Going forward, you can expect greater involvement from our side, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on AdSense, and representing you here at Google.
I look forward to working with you all.
That is great news. The old ASA is moving up? The new ASA promises "greater involvement!"
Like I have told past search engines representatives, welcome and we will be watching you like a hawk. ;-)
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.