Teresa Carlson is the founder and leader of Amazon Web Services’ Worldwide Public Sector and one of the most forwarding-thinking technology leaders in the world today. Prior to joining Amazon, she served as vice president of federal sales and operations at Microsoft. Before moving into technology, she specialized in healthcare as a practitioner, consultant, business manager, and area vice president.
Ms. Carlson dedicates time to philanthropic and leadership roles in support of the global community. This includes service as chair of the White House Historical Association’s Council on History and as a board member of the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce, International Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Chairman’s Advisory Council for the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region, Economic Club of Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia Technology Council, Wolf Trap Foundation, and USO of Metropolitan Washington.
Ms. Carlson holds master’s degrees in communications and speech and language pathology from Western Kentucky University.