Leona Locke Dotson, 29
Microsoft Corp., Redmond, WA
Locke Dotson manages $1 billion in revenues and creates long- and short-term strategies for current and future product launches and specific marketing initiatives. She expanded Microsoft’s finance-driven tool for field salespeople worldwide to include more products, customer intelligence, and envelop more customers to drive profits. She also structured a model $1 million donation from Microsoft to the National Association of Black Accountants.
Bachelor of Science in International Business & Operations Information Systems Management, Pennsylvania State University, State College, P.A. – 2002
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