Juniors and seniors are invited to join Tami Reller, chief financial officer for Windows at Microsoft Corporation and the 2012 spring commencement speaker, as she discusses leadership in the workforce, navigating employment after graduation and her experiences working in finance, marketing, strategic planning and technology. Reller is eager to visit with MSUM students to share her experiences and answer questions about preparing for life after MSUM.

3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 10th, CMU 227

As chief financial officer and chief marketing officer for Windows Microsoft, Reller is responsible for business performance, finance and marketing of the Windows and Windows Live Division, including the Windows operating system, Internet Explorer and Windows Live.

Reller has held a variety of leadership roles in marketing, finance and R&D. She previously led Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS), which develops and markets Microsoft Dynamics products, where she co-led efforts to integrate Great Plains Software and Navision a/s into Microsoft as a part of MBS. During that time she helped to firmly establish Microsoft in the business applications category, leading teams in Copenhagen, Denmark; Fargo, North Dakota; and Redmond, Washington.

A native of Grand Forks, N.D., Reller earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Minnesota State University Moorhead and her Master of Business Administration from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif. The Office of the President, Career Development Center and the Office of Student Activities sponsor this presentation.