Toni Townes-Whitley

CEO elect

As former president of US Regulated Industries at Microsoft, Toni led the company’s US sales strategy for driving digital transformation across customers and partners within the public sector and commercial regulated industries, spanning Education, Financial Services, Healthcare, Federal Government, and State & Local Government.

With responsibility for the sales organization of almost 5000 employees and ~$15B P&L, she was one of the leading women at Microsoft and in the technology industry, with a track record for accelerating and sustaining profitable business and building high-performance teams. In addition to leading a sales organization, Townes-Whitley helped to steer the company’s work to address systemic racial injustice – with efforts targeted both internally at representation and inclusion; as well as externally at leveraging technology to counter prevailing societal challenges.

Toni serves on the boards of the PNC Financial Services Group, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the Partnership for Public Service, the Princeton University Faith, Work & Ethics Initiative, and the United Way Worldwide. She is also an advisor and devoted fundraiser for the Women’s Center of Northern VA.