appmarsh | Tech Strikes: Ex-Microsoft felony head joins UW well being initiative; Amazon mints any other startup CFO

Invoice Neukom. (Daniel Maissan/Global Justice Mission)

Microsoft’s longtime head attorney Bill Neukom will chair the advisory board for the College of Washington’s Inhabitants Well being Initiative. The sprawling, 25-year initiative objectives to tackle demanding situations associated with human well being, environmental resilience, and social and financial fairness.

All the way through the ’90s, Neukom led the felony technique all through Microsoft’s antitrust fight with the Justice Division and helped the tool massive defeat Apple after it was once accused of copying the Mac working device. Neukom was once additionally the managing basic spouse of the San Francisco Giants baseball staff and based the Global Justice Mission.

“It is a daring and imaginative initiative of the president of the College of Washington to spot and increase the crucial substances for purposeful communities,” Neukom mentioned in a observation. “I will be able to’t believe a extra vital initiative with extra promise to reinforce lifestyles for actually tens of millions of folks. This can be a privilege and honor to be part of it. And, but even so, when UW President Ana Mari Cauce calls and asks you to do one thing with the college, you do not say no!”

Former Amazon government Blake Grayson is the brand new leader monetary officer of promoting tech platform The Industry Table. He changed Paul Ross, who’s retiring from the Los Angeles-based startup. Grayson was once maximum lately vice chairman of finance for Amazon’s world shopper industry.

The appointment is but extra proof of Amazon’s position as the tech world’s “CFO factory.” The retail massive has additionally produced CFOs for Zillow, Redfin, Opendoor, Snap, Airbnb, and Robinhood.

Former Amazon and Apple government Diego Piacentini joined the board of administrators at Ooda Well being, a San Francisco startup thinking about healthcare bills. Piacentini was once senior vice chairman of Amazon’s world shopper industry and the overall supervisor of Apple EMEA previous to that. After Amazon, he worked for the Italian government as a professional bono civil servant and based the federal government’s virtual transformation staff.

Piacentini could also be an guide at Seattle-based freight startup Convoy, which just raised a truckload of money.

Pam Miller. (Citizn Picture)

Pam Miller is the brand new leader communications officer at Citizn, a startup that desires to get folks extra engaged in politics. Toronto-based Citizn kinds itself as a “societal community” that objectives to tell electorate and assist them turn into energetic in political trade.

Miller was once previously a foremost at Numoon Communications, the place she labored with Alaska Airways, Inrix and Getaround, amongst others. She’ll stay founded in Seattle.

“The present polarized political setting isn’t sustainable,” Miller mentioned in a observation. “Citizn will let folks give a contribution to productive and civil political discussion this is vital to a functioning democracy.”

Boeing named Conrad Chun as vice chairman of communications for its industrial airplanes industry. He’ll exchange Linda Turbines, who’s leaving the corporate.

That is simply the newest management shakeup within the fallout from Boeing’s 737 MAX disaster. Chun previously led communications for Boeing World Products and services beneath Stan Deal, who replaced Kevin McAllister as head of Boeing Business Airplanes closing month.

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