Teresa Carlson

Vice-President, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services

Founder and leader of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Worldwide Public Sector; government agencies, education institutions, and non-profit organizations use AWS to pave the way for disruptive innovation and to make the world a better place. Has helped change mindsets of individuals and organizations, modernize policies at all government levels and cultivate a 21st century global workforce with the skillset necessary to leverage the full potential of cloud computing. Advises Amazon on global policy issues; advocate for empowering women in the technology field. Over 20 years of executive experience. Member: White House Historical Association Board of Directors; Founding Board, Halcyon House Board of Directors; Greater Washington Board of Trade; International Women’s Forum; Advisory Board, George Mason University’s National Security Institute. Adviser, Georgetown University’s Hacking Defense Program. Recognized for leadership, including being named a member of the 2019 Washington Life Tech Hall of Fame and the 2019 Wash100. Recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, presented to individuals whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service to the nation are cause for celebration. Undergraduate and MSc in Communications and Speech and Language Pathology from Western Kentucky University.