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Microsoft in Government

Michael Donlan

Vice President, U.S. State and Local Government Microsoft Corp.
Michael Donlan is Vice President of Microsoft’s State and Local Government business in the United States.  In this role, he is responsible for working with customers and partners to deliver relevant technology solutions that enable State and Local Governments to provide impactful results, cost savings and services for citizens and constituents across the United States. 

Prior to his promotion to Vice President and increased U.S. responsibilities, Donlan served as General Manager of Government, Public Safety/Defense & Technology for Microsoft’s Worldwide Public Sector organization.   In this role, he was responsible for Microsoft’s global strategies to help governments around the world harness the power of innovation to address societal challenges and enhance economic competitiveness.

Blending a deep background in technology with years of experience in the public sector, including General Manager of Microsoft Public Sector Asia, Donlan has worked closely with government leaders, Microsoft partners and a global team of more than 1,500 Microsoft professionals in more than 100 countries to help government institutions implement holistic and impactful IT strategies.  Previously based in Singapore, he also oversaw the technology, sales, marketing and program teams serving government, education and healthcare customers in China, Japan, India, Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.

Before joining Microsoft in 2003 as the National Technology Officer for the United States, Donlan served as managing director of Managed Services/Outsourcing at BearingPoint and as managing technologist for Oracle Corp.’s Government, Education and Healthcare business unit. He previously served as chief technology officer for a U.S. government financial regulator and founded customer relationship management (CRM) technology firm Advenix Communications.

Donlan currently serves on the executive advisory board for the Computer Information Systems program at James Madison University’s College of Business and on the board of Advanced Conservation Strategies.  He continues to be a recognized thought leader in helping governments realize the benefits of cloud computing and transform how they serve and engage citizens.

He lives with his wife and three children in the Washington, D.C. area and enjoys coaching his sons’ sports teams, surfing and fishing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from James Madison University.