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KD HALLMAN: Board Member

“Facilitating environmental innovation is an effective way to ensure we leave a habitable planet for future generations.”


K.D. serves on the E8 board, is a member of the E8 screening committee, and is board member and/or advisor for several of E8’s environmental startups.  She assists in the legal fight to protect the planet’s species and natural assets by serving as co-chair on the Earthjustice Council and as an advocate for their work.  She rounds out her efforts as an active Fellow with the Northwest Conservation Philanthropy and on the conservation committee with The Nature Conservancy.  


She retired as a Vice President for Microsoft after having held technical leadership roles in the Office, Developer, and Research divisions over a 24-year span.  For seven of these years, she was responsible for Microsoft's global semiconductor architecture and strategy.  In the strategy role, she experienced international business norms, cultures, and led large complex deals with partners such as Intel, Samsung, Qualcomm, NVIDIA, AMD, Nokia, and others.  


During her career, she led organizations as large as 1,800 people, shipped more than 50 software and hardware products, was lead negotiator on very large M&A deals, and was a highly rated keynote and conference speaker.  

K.D. holds over 25 US and European patents. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona with majors in agricultural engineering and chemistry, and Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Science in Computer science.

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