Connie Collingsworth

Chief Operating Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Seattle

Stream: Computational Health

Connie Collingsworth is responsible for leading a significant portion of the foundation’s operational needs, including information technology, human resources, legal, global security, grants and contracts services, and overall business design. In this role, Connie oversees much of the foundation’s daily operations, providing guidance and leading strategic planning for each division to drive operational efficiency and effectiveness in support of the foundation’s missions. She is also the foundation’s chief legal officer. Prior to joining the foundation in 2002, Connie was a partner and member of the executive committee of Preston Gates & Ellis (now known as K&L Gates), where her practice focused on corporate securities law and private equity investments. She currently serves on the board of directors of Premera Blue Cross and Banner Corporation.