Dir., Philanthropy & Civic Engagement, Microsoft
Sid Espinosa’s career has spanned the government, business and non-profit sectors. He is currently the director of philanthropy and civic engagement at Microsoft, focused on the most innovative uses of technology to address social, community and development challenges. Mr. Espinosa served as the mayor of Palo Alto, CA (the “birthplace of Silicon Valley”), and was previously the director of global philanthropy at Hewlett-Packard Company. He has worked for a U.S. ambassador overseas, served as an aide to former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno at the U.S. Department of Justice, and worked in the speechwriting and public liaison offices in the White House. He has served on numerous non-profit, university and business boards of directors. Sid holds degrees from Wesleyan University and Harvard University.