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Fred Humphries

Vice President of U.S Government Affairs for Microsoft

Frederick S. Humphries, Jr. is Vice President of U.S Government Affairs for Microsoft in Washington, D.C. His work amplifies Microsoft's voice on key advocacy issues internally and externally on all aspects of federal and state government affairs.

Fred sets strategy and oversees government affairs outreach on a broad range of topics, including cloud computing, taxes, privacy, trade, cyber security, immigration, education 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.

Previously, Fred held positions as Senior Policy Advisor to House Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt, as Chief of Staff to Congressman Sanford Bishop, in former Tennessee Governor Ned Ray McWherter's administration, and with the National Democratic Committee, several presidential campaigns, the American Medical Association and US West/Qwest.

Fred is a graduate of Morehouse College and Temple University's James E. Beasley School of Law. Presently, he serves on the boards of N Street Village, NIH's Children Inn, College Success Foundation of DC, ITI and TechAmerica. Fred resides with his wife, Kim, and children in Washington, DC.


Biography last updated January 18, 2013