Teresa Carlson

About Toni Townes-Whitley

2021 Recipient

Toni Townes-Whitley is President, U.S. Regulated Industries at Microsoft Corporation, a technology company that enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. In this role Ms. Townes-Whitley leads Microsoft’s U.S. sales team and manages a P&L of approximately $11 billion across the public sector and regulated industries, including healthcare, financial services, education and government, driving digital transformation across customers and partners. Prior to taking on her current role in July 2018, Ms. Townes-Whitley was Corporate Vice President for Global Industry at Microsoft, a role she held since 2015.

Before starting with Microsoft, Ms. Townes-Whitley worked for CGI Corporation, an IT and business consulting services firm, from 2010 to 2015. During her tenure at CGI, Ms. Townes-Whitley held the positions of President and Chief Operating Officer from 2011 to 2015 and Senior Vice President, Civilian Agency Program from 2010 to 2011. From 2002 to 2010, Ms. Townes-Whitley held various positions at Unisys Corporation, a global information technology company that provides a portfolio of IT services, software and technology, including Vice President, Global Public Sector, Vice President, North America Consulting & Systems Integration, and Lead Partner, Federal Civilian Business Unit.

Ms. Townes-Whitely is an active participant in industry client and partner organizations, and a presenter on IT innovation and societal impact. Ms. Townes-Whitley sits on the executive committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, is a board member on the Northern VA Tech Council and Thurgood Marshall Foundation, and serves as an advisor to the Women’s Center of Northern Virginia. Ms. Townes-Whitley received a BA in Economics from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.