Lori Forte Harnick is Microsoft’s General Manager for Citizenship & Public Affairs. In this role, Lori leads Microsoft’s global work on corporate social responsibility and service to communities as well as the company’s public relations of all legal and public policy issues.
In the most recent fiscal year, Microsoft donated more than $948.6 million of software and hardware to more than 86,000 nonprofits around the world, which includes the launch of Office 365 Nonprofits. It advanced a three-year commitment to create opportunities for 300 million youth by 2015 under the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative. The company also took bold steps forward to meet a longstanding commitment to ensuring the privacy and security of customers’ data. And for the fourth year in a row, Microsoft’s Employee Giving Campaign raised more than $100 million for almost 20,000 nonprofit organizations around the world.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Lori was a Managing Director at Burson-Marsteller and the Global Public Affairs Director at the Business Software Alliance. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Connecticut and her Master of Business Administration degree from The George Washington University.