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R. Edward Ingle
Managing Director, Government Affairs
Microsoft Corporation

 Mid-Atlantic Board Member: April 2004 - December 2015

Ed Ingle has over 25 years of government affairs, public policy, public service, and political experience. Joining Microsoft in 2003, Mr. Ingle has managed Microsoft’s lobbying activities with Congress, the Executive Branch, governors and state governments.

Prior to Microsoft, Mr. Ingle served as a senior staff member in the George W. Bush White House in his role as Deputy Assistant to the President for Cabinet Affairs.  Mr. Ingle’s first four years in Washington were spent at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under President Reagan. After leaving OMB, he spent 12 years at Wexler-Walker, a bipartisan Washington government affairs firm, which is owned by WPP Group, plc.

Mr. Ingle has been active in Presidential politics since 1992, having served on the Official Proceedings team at the 1992 and 1996 Republican National Conventions. He was Director of Speech Operations at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Republican Conventions. Before joining the Bush Administration, Mr. Ingle also served as Director of Cabinet Coordination for the 2000 Presidential Transition.

In addition to his Board service for Operation Hope, Mr. Ingle serves as Vice Chairman on the Board of Visitors for the University of Tennessee’s College of Communication and Information; and he serves on the Board of Distinguished Alumni for Indiana University’s School of Public and Environment Affairs. Mr. Ingle is also the former Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Bryce Harlow Foundation in Washington, DC.

For the past five years, Mr. Ingle has served as an adjunct professor at NYU, teaching a course on government affairs for the university’s graduate corporate communication program -- recognized in 2009 and 2010 as the top graduate communication program in the country.  Mr. Ingle has a master's degree in public policy and finance from Indiana University, and a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Tennessee.