Fred Humphries is Vice President of U.S. Government Affairs, for Microsoft Corporation, in Washington D.C. where he manages both the Federal and State Government Affairs teams. With almost twenty years of state, federal, campaign and association experience, Fred’s professional background includes serving as Senior Policy Advisor for Congressman Richard Gephardt’s Leadership Staff in Washington, D.C. in the Office of the Minority Leader, as Southern Political Director for the Democratic National Committee, and as Chief of Staff for Congressman Sanford Bishop of Georgia. In addition, Fred worked on the staff of Governor Ned Ray McWherter of Tennessee and is the former Executive Director of Public Policy for U.S. West Communications. Fred also has substantial experience in national politics, having served on the staffs of four presidential campaigns.
Fred is a graduate of Morehouse College and Temple University School of Law.