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As General Manager for Microsoft’s Northeast Enterprise and Partner Group, Craig Hodges is responsible for overseeing the sales, marketing and service delivery functions to the company’s largest enterprise customers in the Northeastern United States. He is additionally responsible for Microsoft’s engagement with the broader New England community on issues of regional importance including economic development, innovation and STEM education, among others.
Craig began working with Microsoft in January 2006 undertaking a variety of management roles, but his most recent work has been as the General Manager of Microsoft’s U.S. Manufacturing Sector based out of Houston, Texas. He was responsible for the overall business performance of the business, which includes the automotive & industrial equipment, aerospace, high-tech & electronics, oil & gas, process manufacturing and utilities industries. Prior to Microsoft, Craig worked at Dell and IBM.
Craig attended Texas A&M University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting, as well as a master’s degree in computing science. Craig and his wife Denise are proud parents of four adult children and three young grandchildren.
Anissa Battaglino is the operations and community relations manager for Microsoft’s sales offices throughout the Northeast region. In this role, she is responsible for Microsoft’s Community Affairs’ grant programs, employee volunteer and training programs, as well as diversity initiatives. In her position, she has approved more than $100 million dollars in cash and software donations to non-profit organizations in the Northeast, particularly those focusing on workforce development and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) initiatives for youth. Battaglino’s main focus is to grow the Microsoft YouthSpark program throughout the Northeast. The YouthSpark program seeks to improve technology skills and increase STEM career choices amongst youth. She is also responsible for leading Microsoft’s efforts in the Cambridge campus by offering many community events for non-profit organizations. Through programs like DigiGirlz Days and the Boys & Girls Clubs’ CyberSummit, Battaglino is helping Microsoft raise the awareness of young people around many opportunities in the technology field. Prior to joining Microsoft in 1999, Battaglino worked as a resource specialist for the Division of Cardiac Surgery for Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and later as a senior research associate for a financial recruiting firm. Battaglino holds a B.A. from Assumption College. She resides in the MetroWest area of Mass. with her husband, Joseph, and their two children.