Lisa Brummel is the executive vice president of Human Resources at Microsoft, and has led Human Resources at the company since May 2005. For 8 years prior to that, she served as corporate vice president of the Home & Retail Division, where she was responsible for overseeing worldwide development and business strategy for Microsoft's line of consumer hardware, software and Macintosh products. This included the Works product line, the Encarta product line, the Office for Macintosh product line, the Virtual PC product line and Microsoft mice and keyboard products. In addition she was responsible for worldwide operations and localization for Microsoft's retail business. During her tenure at Microsoft since 1989, Brummel has held a number of management positions, including general manager of Microsoft's Consumer Productivity business, product unit manager of Microsoft's Kids business and product unit manager of Desktop and Decision reference products. In addition, she led product marketing for the Interactive Media Division, the Visual FoxPro database product group and Microsoft's line of applications for Macintosh.
Before joining Microsoft in 1989, Brummel held various sales management and marketing positions with Prentice Hall Inc. publishing company. Brummel holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Yale University. She is active in charitable ventures associated with Hopelink community services, the University of Washington Medical Center, Yale University, the Human Rights Campaign and the Women's Funding Alliance.