For over 20 years, Whitney Keyes has helped organizations and individuals be more successful. Whitney has worked as a senior Microsoft manager, a strategic advisor for American Express and a marketing consultant to thousands of businesses around the world through the U.S. Department of State's programs to empower women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Kenya and Namibia. Whitney serves as a fellow for the Center for Strategic Communications and professor of Global Reputation Management at Seattle University.
While at Microsoft, Whitney managed global marketing campaigns, including the launch of Office 2000, an $8 billion business, and helped create the company's primary philanthropy program, Unlimited Potential. Prior to that, she worked for the City of Tacoma helping over 500 small businesses stay in business and started her career managing her family's retail store. Today, Whitney manages a consulting practice, delivers keynotes and facilitates workshops for national organizations including Small Business Administration and writes for business publications including the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Biz Bite Blog. Whitney lives in Seattle, Washington, and can be reached through her website: WhitneyKeyes.com.