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Michael D. King

Retired - Vice President and General Manager, Global Education industry


Michael King is retired from IBM where he served as the Vice President and General Manager, Global Education Industry, with responsibility for strategy, marketing and sales across schools and higher education. He oversaw all facets of IBM’s work with K12 schools and higher education institutions, including the development of industry specific solutions. IBM’s portfolio in Education includes consulting and IT services, analytics tools and other software, as well as cloud and high-performance computing.

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

Mr. King 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. He also serves on the board of directors for both the IMS Global Learning Consortium and the Business Higher Ed Forum.

Mr. King was elected to the USA Funds’ board in 2015. Mr. King is currently serving as the Chair of Strada Network’s Compensation Committee and serves on the Investment Committee. He holds bachelor’s degrees in physics and engineering from Kansas State University and a master’s in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.