Brother Frederick Steven Humphries, Jr. (Fall 1980) Elected To Morehouse College Board Of Trustees
Brother Frederick S. Humphries, Jr. has been elected to the Board of Trustees at Atlanta, Georgia's Morehouse College — the world’s only HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) for men. The historic institution has produced four Rhodes Scholars, several college presidents, and leaders in many other fields around the globe.
Word of his trustee appointment made the rounds during last week's Morehouse College founder's observances. During his remarks at the 32nd annual "Candle In The Dark Gala," Humphries ignited the live fundraising rally with his usual colorful challenge to other potential funders amongst the audience of 2000+. The college reported that $3.8 million was raised at this year's event.
Brother Humphries is the Corporate Vice President of U.S. Government Affairs for Microsoft Corporation in Washington, D.C., where he manages both the federal and state government affairs teams. With almost 20 years of state, federal, campaign, and association experience, Humphries’ professional background includes serving as senior policy advisor for Representative Richard Gephardt’s leadership staff in Washington, D.C., in the Office of the Minority Leader, as southern political director for the for the Democratic National Committee, and as chief of staff for Representative Sanford Bishop, D-GA.
Humphries’ role as Microsoft’s chief public policy advocate means he sets the corporation’s strategy and government affairs outreach on the most pressing policy issues facing the technology industry. Some of those issues include cloud computing, taxes, privacy, trade, cybersecurity, education, immigration and emerging technologies. When he joined the tech company in 2000 as director of State Governmental Affairs, he’d already spent nearly two decades working behind-the-scenes in governmental and political arenas.
Today Humphries collaborates with Ed Ingle, the software giant’s managing director for government affairs, to ensure that its voice is heard.