Mike Maples

Mike Maples

Mike Maples attended the University of Oklahoma from 1960-1964 where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a commission as a second lieutenant in the Ordinance Branch. He served a tour of duty in Viet Nam from 1966-1967 where he earned two Bronze Stars. Shortly after leaving the Army he went to work at IBM Corporation, where he became the director for software strategy. After 23 years at IBM he went to work for a little company called Microsoft Corporation where he served as the executive vice president of the Worldwide Products Group and member of the Office of the President, reporting directly to Bill Gates. While at Microsoft he was responsible for all product development and product marketing activities. Together, he has over 40 years experience in the computer industry. He has sat on the Board of Directors of the Information Technology Association of America, and was president of the American Software Association. He was also a member of the board of the University of Washington’s Technology Center and the Board of Advisors for Engineering Coalition of Schools for Excellence in Education and Leadership. After a very distinguished career in business and technology, Mike decided to retire. As a retiree, he serves on the Board of Directors for 9 public corporations and several private companies and non-profit organizations. He is also a member of the Board of Visitors for the Engineering School at the University of Oklahoma and the College of Engineering Foundation Advisory Council at the University of Texas. Mike and his wife, Carolyn, split their time between their home in Austin, Texas and their ranch in Cypress Mill, Texas

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