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February 8, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Former Cisco exec Laura Ipsen named head of Microsoft’s Worldwide Public Sector

Laura Ipsen.jpgLaura Ipsen, formerly a senior vice president at Cisco, is joining Microsoft as corporate vice president of its Worldwide Public Sector organization.

As such, she will head Microsoft’s sales and marketing to government, public safety and national security, education and non-privatized healthcare in more than 100 countries, according to a Microsoft news release.

At Cisco, Ipsen was most recently senior vice president and general manager of Connected Energy Networks, leading the company’s Smart Grid Business unit, according to her LinkedIn profile.

She also established and managed Cisco’s Global Policy and Government Affairs division, according to Microsoft’s news release.

Ipsen will report to Susan Hauser, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Enterprise & Partner Group.

(Photo of Laura Ipsen from Microsoft)

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