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Raamel Mitchell

Raamel Mitchell, director of citizenship and public affairs for Microsoft, is a lifelong, avid believer in the power of technology. He began making his mark early when he was recruited by Raytheon at age 17 to support the company’s Defense and Special Energy Operations work for the U.S. Department of Energy.

His passion for technology led him to Microsoft, where he leads public affairs and citizenship for the central United States, covering 17 states and six district offices. He specializes in building strategic public and private partnerships, making transformational investments for community and philanthropic goals and also advancing policy at the federal, state and local government levels.

Mitchell values his role building human capital pipelines that drive the global economy. His team’s initiatives support STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, workforce development, health care, entrepreneurship and civic innovation. He creates a balance between that role and his service as campus director of Microsoft’s Las Colinas district office, one of the largest in the U.S. with more than 1,500 employees.

Mitchell earned two master’s degrees in business administration from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, respectively.