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Michael D. King

Retired - Vice President and General Manager, Global Education industry


Michael D. King was elected to the board of Strada Education Network, then known as USA Funds, in 2015. He currently is a member of Strada Education’s Compensation and Investment committees. He is vice president and general manager, global education industry, for IBM, with responsibility for strategy, marketing and sales across schools and higher education. He oversees all facets of IBM’s work with K-12 schools and higher education institutions, including the development of industry-specific solutions. IBM’s portfolio in education includes consulting and information technology services, analytics tools and other software, as well as cloud and high-performance computing.

King has been with IBM for more than 30 years in various executive and management positions, with more than 20 years focused on education and learning. He has held a variety of roles in the education industry, developing programs like ThinkPad University, Insight at School and Learning Village. He also has worked in IBM’s corporate training segment, leading marketing, strategy and partner programs.

He has served on various client advisory groups, such as the California P16 Council, as well as industry associations, such as the Business Higher Education Forum, where he is a member of the executive committee. King also serves on the board of directors for both the IMS Global Learning Consortium and the Business Higher Education Forum. He holds bachelor’s degrees in physics and engineering from Kansas State University and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.