Michael D. King

Vice President and General Manager, Global Education industry (Retired)


Michael D. King is retired from IBM where he served as the vice president and general manager, Global Education Industry, with responsibility for strategy, marketing, and sales across K-12 schools and higher education, overseeing all facets of IBM’s work in education, including the development of industry-specific solutions. IBM’s portfolio in education includes consulting and IT services, analytics tools, and other software, as well as cloud and high-performance computing.

King was with IBM for more than 30 years in various executive and management positions, with over 20 years in education. He has held a variety of roles in the education industry, developing programs like ThinkPad University, Insight at School, Learning Village, and many others. He also has worked in IBM’s corporate training segment, leading marketing, strategy, and partner programs.

King has served on various client advisory groups, such as the California P16 Council, as well as industry associations, such as the Business Higher Education Forum, where he is a member of the executive committee. He also serves on the boards of the IMS Global Learning Consortium, the Business Higher Ed Forum (as chairman), and GG4L.com.

King was elected to the USA Funds board in 2015 and currently serves as chair of the Strada board’s compensation committee and as a member of the investment committee.

He holds bachelor’s degrees in physics and engineering from Kansas State University and a master’s in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.