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Toni Townes-Whitley ’85

Toni Townes-Whitley

As president of U.S. Regulated Industries at Microsoft, Toni Townes-Whitley leads the U.S. sales strategy driving digital transformation for customers and partners within the public sector and regulated industries. She is one of the leading women at Microsoft and in the technology industry, with a track record for profitable business performance and building high-performance teams.

Toni represents Microsoft at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), where she works with chief executive officers to address global issues around urbanization, climate change, and workforce readiness.

She serves on the boards of the PNC Financial Services Group, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and the North Virginia Technology Center. She is an adviser to the Women’s Center of Northern Virginia, and a past president of Women in Technology. She is a former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer who served three years as a village teacher in Central Africa and continues to support this organization.

She and her husband, John H. Whitley, reside in Mclean, Virginia. They have five children and six grandchildren.


Tigers in Tech

Saturday, October 5

Tigers in Tech will explore what it means to be a person of color in technology. From Fortune 500 Tech Exec to startup co-founder, the panel will explore the many faces of tech.

Eric Plummer ’10, General Manager, Lyft

Muoyo Okome ’05, Founder, App Magic
Toni Townes-Whitley ’85, President, US Regulated Industries, Microsoft Corp.
Dale Williams ’93, President, Dolo Technology Services LLC
Amina Yamusah ’13, CTO, Bloc