Gov. Chris Gregoire appointed Joanne Harrell to the University of Washington Board of Regents.
Harrell is the chief of staff for the Original Equipment Manufacturing division at Microsoft, where she has worked for the past eight years.
Harrell graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.
She later earned a Master of Business Administration in Marketing at the Foster School of Business before being appointed trustee at UW’s Evans School of Public Affairs.
Harrell has extensive experience in both the high-tech and nonprofit sectors.
Before joining Microsoft, she was senior vice president at InfoSpace in Bellevue, and vice president and chief executive officer at US West Communications.
Harrell is married to Seattle City Council Member Bruce Harrell. ♦