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Michael Donlan Tapped to Lead Microsoft’s State and Local Government Business

22 October 2012 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector

​Last week, as part of the 4th Annual Virtual Government Summit, Microsoft announced the appointment of Michael Donlan to Vice President of the company’s State and Local Government business. In his new role, Donlan will be helping U.S. State and Local Government organizations move into a new era of citizen services as they maximize the capabilities of technology investments, reduce overall costs, and boost productivity. While this isn’t his first role at Microsoft – Donlan was previously the General Manager of Government, National Security & Technology for Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector – the announcement did draw some excitement from a variety of high-profile publications including Politico, the Bellevue Business Journal and the Washington Business Journal.

Donlan is a recognized leader around cloud computing for the public sector and frequently speaks at industry events. On his new role, Donlan has said, “It is simultaneously an exciting and challenging time for Government and I look forward to partnering with our State and Local Government customers to impact and improve the missions they commit to every day.”

Have a look below and check out what some top news sites are saying about Donlan and his exciting new position!

Politico
“Microsoft Gets New VP of State and Local Government Business”

Bellevue Business Journal
“Microsoft Taps Michael Donlan to Lead State & Local Government Business”

Washington Business Journal
“Michael Donlan | People on the Move”

Michele Bedford Thistle
Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector

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About the Author

Michele Bedford Thistle | Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector

Michele is focused on sharing stories from government customers creating real impact for citizens, employees, economies, and students. She joined the worldwide team from Microsoft Canada, where she was also marketing lead for several technology start-ups.