Advisory Task Force

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Ali Spain

Executive Director Microsoft Alumni Network

Ali Spain is the Executive Director of the Microsoft Alumni Network, a member organization representing more than 48,000 former Microsoft employees in 54 countries. The Microsoft Alumni Network strives to support the Microsoft alumni community by keeping alumni connected to the company and to each other.

Ali is a Microsoft alumna herself. From 1992 to 2002, she held various sales and marketing positions at Microsoft. Upon leaving, she then owned and operated a consulting firm which was a valued Microsoft supplier of professional services from 2005 to 2016.

Ali recognizes the importance of connections and the positive impact which results when people come together around a common cause, societal issue or business problem. She believes in the power of a collaborative network and enjoys making connections that empower others to do more and achieve more, together.


Why I Support VFI

I represent an engaged community of technology industry advocates. Our alumni are C-suite executives, startup founders, civic leaders, philanthropists, volunteers, consumers and engaged citizens. They didn’t turn in their passion for making a difference when they turned in the company badge.

I will connect VFI to this influential tech community to support public policies and advocate for the systematic changes necessary to ensure the technology is used responsibly, equitably and is a force for good, for all.