Microsoft has hired Todd Breasseale to serve as director of public affairs and communications.
Breasseale comes to Microsoft from Facebook, where he was responsible for messaging around its community partnerships programs. He also trained, coached and mentored executives and other company leaders on public speaking and press engagements
Before that, he served as an assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security during the Obama administration, directing public outreach, media relations, social media and strategic and incident communications. He exited the department in January 2017.
An Army veteran, Breasseale has also served as a spokesman for the Department of Defense and chief of public affairs for the U.S. Army’s Fifth Corps in Heidelberg, Germany. He also served as deputy director for NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.