Willamette Announces Alumni Award Winners
Claire (Howell) Bonilla '95
Young Alumni Leadership Award
As the global director of Microsoft Technology Centers, Claire Bonilla is instrumental in developing Microsoft's global marketing and customer outreach strategy. She manages 13 worldwide technology centers that deal with Microsoft's most strategic and complex customers and partners. A Microsoft employee for more than six years, Bonilla has served as a business strategist, group program manager and marketing specialist, helping the company create an integrated and well-defined customer relations strategy. Bonilla has also worked as a consultant for Ernst & Young, LLP, and received a master of science from the London School of Economics, England. Her contributions to Willamette include serving briefly as associate director of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and volunteering for the Career Network. Bonilla received her bachelor of arts in German and economics.