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Vice President of U.S. Public Sector
|Curt Kolcun is Vice President of Microsoft Corp.’s U.S. Public Sector business vertical. He assumed this position in the summer of 2008, after leading the U.S. Federal business since August 2003. In his leadership responsibility, Curt is responsible for sales, contracting, citizenship and marketing efforts for the company’s U.S. government, education, and public sector healthcare markets.Kolcun (pronounced “Kol-sun”) has been with Microsoft for nearly 22 years and has been instrumental in helping grow the company’s federal government business, providing the leadership and inspiration to achieve over 22% growth in the business and attain the highest customer satisfaction ratings in North America. Prior to leading the Federal sales business, Kolcun was Federal Practice Manager for Microsoft Consulting Services.
When he joined Microsoft, Kolcun was the company’s first systems engineer assigned to work on the U.S. Department of Defense account, and worked closely with product groups to lead Microsoft’s initial field efforts on security, encryption and standards initiatives.
Kolcun began his professional and technical career as an airman in the U.S. Air Force where he had the opportunity to lead a project team responsible for the first Air Force system designed to automate the creation of Government Bills of Lading. For this effort he was named “21st Air Force Freight Traffic Specialist of the Year.” Kolcun left public service in 1983 to become a Systems Engineer for the Federal branch of NBI, Inc. before joining Microsoft in 1989 as a Senior Architectural Engineer.
Kolcun is on the USO Board of Governors, as well as the executive committee of the USO of Metropolitan Washington D.C. He also serves on the board of directors of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, National Guard Youth Foundation and the Advisory Board for CharityWorks. He has received numerous awards in recognition of his industry and civic contribution. These include Federal Computer Week’s Fed 100 Award, Government Computer News’ Industry Executive of the Year, the National Guard Youth Foundation Youth Challenge Award and the AFFIRM Leadership Award for Industry.
Curt and his wife, Debbie, live in Leesburg, Va.