Frederick S. Humphries, Jr.

by Edward Cates
Frederick S. Humphries, Jr.
Corporate Vice President, U.S. Government Affairs

Frederick S. Humphries, Jr. is Corporate Vice President of U.S. Government Affairs for Microsoft. Under his leadership as Chief Public Policy Advocate, U.S. Government Affairs is its own practice group within the company, comprised of expertise in policy, outreach, political engagement and government affairs.


In this role, Humphries sets strategy and oversees government affairs outreach on a broad range of topics, including cloud computing, taxes, privacy, trade, cyber security, education, immigration and emerging technologies. He is also responsible for communicating to policymakers Microsoft’s leadership role in fostering economic and job opportunities in the U.S. technology sector.


Humphries joined Microsoft as Director of State Governmental Affairs, overseeing the company’s policy and political outreach to our nation’s governors, mayors and local elected officials in every state capital.


Humphries serves on the boards of College Success Foundation, Information Technology Industry Council, Information Technology Industry Foundation, National Association of Manufacturers, USTR Trade Advisory Committee on Africa and Temple University Beasley School of Law Visitor Board.


Humphries holds a Juris Doctor from Temple University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Morehouse College.

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