College of Business Administration

Ms. Mary E. Freeman


Ms. Mary E. FreemanMidAmerica General Manager,
Central Region Enterprise Sector
Microsoft Corporation

Mary Freeman is General Manager for Microsoft's MidAmerica District, which includes Kansas, Missouri and Tennessee. She is responsible for managing all of Microsoft's business operations in this geography including sales, marketing, consulting services, systems engineering, and community outreach. Freeman's performance metrics include business revenue growth, customer and partner satisfaction, employee morale, marketing effectiveness and community relations. Microsoft customers in this area include large enterprises, small and medium businesses and technology partners.

Freeman's 14+ years in the technology industry include several leadership positions with IBM and Lotus Development Corporation. While employed with IBM she served as Americas Executive, Advanced Collaboration; Director of Sales and Technical Support, Midwest District and Canada Region; District Sales Manger, Enterprise Sales in the Midwest Region; and Business Development Manager, Midwest Region. In her most recent position prior to joining Microsoft, Freeman was responsible for emerging products within the Lotus portfolio throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America.

Freeman received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri at Saint Louis. Her many area professional affiliations and community activities include serving on the Board for the United Way in Saint Louis and CAIT a not-for-profit organization within Washington University in St. Louis that serves as the center for information technology (IT) leaders in the St. Louis region. The purpose is to help organizations make continuous advancements in productivity and enhance the region¹s competitiveness as a thriving, world-class IT community. This is accomplished by providing the forum for IT eecutive interaction and the highest quality IT training and professional development opportunities, leveraging the resources of Washington University, local IT leaders, and experts and vendors throughout the country. She also serves on the Citizen's Advisory Board for the BJC Health System in Saint Louis, MO.

In August of this year Ms. Freeman was also recognized by the Saint Louis Business Journal as well as the Saint Louis business community as one of 2003's Most Influential Business Women. She and her husband Jeff have two sons; Joseph, is currently a student at the University of Missouri at Columbia and Dan will be attending high school in the fall. They make their home in Saint Paul, Missouri.