Stuart joined Microsoft as the first U.S. National Technology Officer in June 2004 and continues his focus as the Chief Technology Officer for the U.S. State and Local Government business. As CTO he is responsible for driving a comprehensive set of technical and business strategies with both an internal and external focus – shaping and articulating Microsoft’s technology vision and strategy. In his tenure Stuart has helped create effective solutions from cybersecurity to public records.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Stuart served as the Executive Director of the Washington State Department of Information Services (DIS) on Governor Gary Locke’s executive cabinet. As the DIS Executive Director, McKee was unanimously confirmed by the Senate and served as Chief Information Officer for the State of Washington. Under his leadership, the State of Washington was nationally recognized and internationally admired for outstanding technology leadership and infrastructure delivery.
Stuart also performed in a number of executive roles for the Walt Disney Company including Vice President of Global Internet Operations where he directed technical operations for a number of the Internet’s most visible sites including ESPN.com, Disney.com, ABCNews.com and GO.com. His background also includes strategic planning and operational management of enterprise-wide systems for companies including Starwave, Infoseek and Sabey Corporation.
Stuart received academic honors and holds an MBA from Gonzaga University and a BS in Business Administration / Management Accounting from Lewis-Clark State College.