Greg Shaw, Senior Director for Advertising and Strategy at Microsoft
Greg Shaw is Senior Director for Advertising and Strategy at Microsoft. Most recently he was the publisher and CEO of Crosscut.com, an online news and opinion magazine.
Previously he served as an executive of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for nearly 10 years, most recently as Director of Grantee Partner Engagement. Greg served as the policy and advocacy director for the foundation’s U.S. Program, a role that oversaw public policy, public finance and communications for all domestic initiatives. Greg led the foundation’s Pacific Northwest Program, which focuses on improving the lives of low-income families in the region. He created the foundation’s Early Childhood Learning initiative and managed the College Readiness portfolio in the State of Washington.
Prior to joining the foundation, Greg was a partner in the marketing communications firm of Shepardson Stern and Kaminsky (SS+K), where he was an advisor to the foundation and to numerous leading corporate brands. He spent six years as a communications leader at Microsoft, where he helped to create the company's giving program to provide access to computing through public libraries. Prior to Microsoft, Greg was an executive with Ketchum Communications in Washington, D.C. He has served in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of the Interior and within the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. He began his career as a writer and editor for numerous newspapers, including the Cherokee Advocate, the newspaper for the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
Greg has been appointed to numerous government and nonprofit boards. He services on the board of the YMCA of Greater Seattle and Bread for the World. He is asked frequently to be a speaker on news, media and communications.