Toni Townes-Whitley

by Edward Cates
Toni Townes-Whitley
President, US Regulated Industries

Toni Townes-Whitley is the President of US Regulated Industries at Microsoft. In this role, Townes-Whitley leads the US sales strategy for driving digital transformation across customers and partners within the public sector and regulated industries. With responsibility for the 2,000+ sales organization and $11B P&L, she is one of the leading women at Microsoft, and in the technology industry, with a strong track record for accelerating profitable business performance and building high-performance teams. Her organization is responsible for executing on Microsoft’s industry strategy and go-to-market for both public sector and regulated industries in the United States, including Education, Financial Services, Government and Health. In addition to leading this team, Townes-Whitley drives the formulation of Microsoft’s AI National Plans around the world and represents the global salesforce on Microsoft’s Aether (AI and Ethics in Engineering and Research) Committee.


Townes-Whitley is co-executive sponsor for the Blacks and Africans Employee Resource Group at Microsoft. She sits on the Board of Directors for the United Way (King County), and she is an advisor to the Women’s Center of Northern Virginia.


Townes-Whitley is a graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.

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