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Lisa Brummel
Born1959/1960 (age 61–62)[1]
Alma materYale University
University of California, Los Angeles

Lisa E. Brummel (born 1959/1960)[1] is an American businesswoman who served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Microsoft[2] until her retirement on December 31, 2014.[3] She previously served as corporate vice president of the company's Home & Retail Division.[4]

Brummel was raised in Connecticut.[5] She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Yale University in 1981,[6] followed by a master's degree in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.[4] She joined Microsoft in 1989.[4]

In December 2014, Brummel left Microsoft after 25 years of service and almost a decade leading the Human Resources Organization.[7]

She is a co-owner of the Seattle Storm, a professional women's basketball team in the WNBA.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b "Form 10-K: Microsoft Corporation". Securities and Exchange Commission. June 30, 2013. Archived from the original on March 18, 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2013. Lisa E. Brummel, 53 - Executive Vice President, Human Resources
  2. ^ Bort, Julie (July 12, 2012). "Meet 'The Most Universally Hated Exec' At Microsoft: Lisa Brummel". Business Insider.
  3. ^ "Lisa Brummel". Microsoft. November 10, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d "Executive profile: Lisa Brummel". Microsoft. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  5. ^ a b Brewer, Jerry (September 23, 2012). "Storm owner Lisa Brummel is always on the move". Seattle Times. Archived from the original on December 30, 2013. Brummel, 52 ... one of three Seattle women who own the Storm
  6. ^ Borzilleri, Meri-Jo (Mar–Apr 2011). "Taking Seattle by Storm". Yale Alumni Magazine. Lisa Brummel, '81
  7. ^ Leonhard, Woody (2014-11-11). "Brummel bails: Another member of the Microsoft old guard to leave". InfoWorld. Retrieved 2020-02-06.