Lisa Brummel

Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Editor’s note: On Nov. 10, 2014 Lisa Brummel announced that she would be retiring from Microsoft, effective Dec. 31, 2014.

Lisa Brummel is the executive vice president of Human Resources at Microsoft and has led Human Resources at the company since May 2005.

Brummel joined Microsoft straight from university in 1989. Since then, she’s held a number of management and marketing positions across Microsoft’s consumer, hardware and productivity businesses. For eight years prior to joining Human Resources, Brummel served as corporate vice president of the Home & Retail Division where she was responsible for overseeing worldwide development and business strategy for consumer hardware, software and Macintosh products.

Brummel earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Yale University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is co-owner of the WNBA franchise Seattle Storm and is active in charitable ventures associated with Hopelink community services, the University of Washington Medical Center, Yale University and the Women’s Funding Alliance.