Ms. Michelle J. Mathews-Spradlin
As the former CMO of Microsoft, Mich Mathews-Spradlin oversaw the company's global marketing function. She was instrumental in driving the growth of Microsoft's business by building several of the world's leading technology brands. She retired from Microsoft in 2011 after 22 years.
Mathews-Spradlin is a global technology leader with depth expertise in marketing and growing businesses. She has extensive leadership and operational skills, orchestrating a marketing organization of several thousand people around the globe responsible for a multibillion-dollar budget.
As the most senior woman at Microsoft, she was also a strong advocate for female advancement and personally spearheaded the company's network and mentoring program for female progression.
Prior to working at Microsoft, Mathews-Spradlin spent three years at General Motors. She has a degree in business from the University of Brighton.
Mathews-Spradlin currently serves on the boards of the Wendy's Company; UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television; and Unilever's digital advisory board. She also serves on the private boards of You and Mr Jones, Genneve, The Bouqs Company, and Jacana. She focuses her time investing in the cannabis and technology sectors, and regularly guest lectures at both USC and UCLA.
Standing Committees: Advancement and Institute Relations, vice chair – Institute Relations; Governance and Nominating