Microsoft Hires Tanya Clemons as Corporate Vice President of People and Organizational Capability

Tanya Clemons vice president of People and Organizational Capability

REDMOND, Wash., June 18, 2003 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that Tanya Clemons is joining the company as vice president of People and Organizational Capability.

Clemons brings more than a decade of experience in leading organizational, management and executive development programs at a number of Fortune 500 companies. She will report to Ken DiPietro, corporate vice president of human resources, working closely with him and Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer on strengthening the company’s strategies for management and leadership development and organizational design, and other aspects of human resources.

“Microsoft’s greatest asset is the talent of its people, and providing rich development opportunities for employees is very important to us. Tanya has the depth of experience to take our management and leadership development programs to the next level,”
DiPietro said.
“I look forward to having someone with Tanya’s talent and enthusiasm join my team; she will be a great contributor to our efforts.”

Clemons said she decided to join Microsoft to continue her professional experience with a company committed to attracting and retaining great employees. She said she looks forward to helping Microsoft realize its goals for developing current and future leaders by providing employees with the opportunity to have a long-term career at the company through a diverse professional experience.

“I am eager to begin work in my new role that will focus on extending the value of existing leadership across the company and developing the leaders of tomorrow,”
Clemons said.
“The fact that Microsoft views leadership development as a business priority shows the value Microsoft places on its people and their potential.”

Previously, Clemons was vice president of Global Executive and Organization Capability at IBM Corp., where she was responsible for leadership development for the company’s senior leadership. She designed and implemented IBM’s first common framework for leadership and culture change, now used throughout the corporation. Along with responsibility for executive education programs and the organization development process, Clemons created and deployed experiential-based career development models for key roles in the organization. Before joining IBM, she worked at Georgia-Pacific Corp. as director of Executive Development and Organization Planning. She was responsible for creating the programs, and her duties included executive development, strategic alignment of the human resources planning process, and ensuring that the company’s organizational structure supported employee development. She also created and installed the company’s performance management system. Before joining Georgia-Pacific, Clemons spent five years at Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc., where her responsibilities included management selection and assessment, organizational development and consulting.

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