Tech Moves: Microsoft bringing in GE tech executive to be corporate VP of U.S. division

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Microsoft announced Monday that Kate Johnson, currently an executive with GE, will join the Redmond tech giant as president and corporate vice president of the company’s U.S. division.

The announcement doesn’t indicate what Johnson will work on in her new position, which begins Sept. 8, and we’ve reached out to Microsoft for more details. Johnson is is currently the chief commercial officer for GE Digital, a division of GE focused on digitizing industrial companies through the use of software and data analytics.

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Jason Pina named Ohio University’s interim chief diversity officer

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Following an extensive national search, Georgina Dodge has been named Bucknell University’s new associate provost for diversity, equity & inclusion. Dodge comes from the University of Iowa where, since 2010, she was chief diversity officer, associate vice president and Title IX coordinator. Dodge, who also will hold the title of adjunct …