We have not faced a global pandemic like COVID-19 in more than a century. During this massive disruption, state, local, and county governments are on the frontlines, creating new policies to address the current public health crisis and provide critical services to citizens. They’re working around the clock to support their workforce and allow their constituents to access services from anywhere to ensure business continuity.
Before this crisis, most state and local government employees worked with a desktop computer in an office. Working remotely was not the norm for the cities, towns, and local agencies that provide myriad services, from 911 and emergency support to unemployment claims and public records access. Therefore these employees were not equipped with laptops or an infrastructure to work from anywhere other than their office.
Meghan Steele joined NetApp in 2004 and has spent most of her entire professional career with the company. She has exclusively focused on U.S. Public Sector over the past fourteen years. She currently serves as the Senior Director for the State and Local Government and Education Region where she is responsible for establishing and driving the strategic sales plan for public sector, education and academic healthcare customers. Previously, Meghan has held a variety of operations, marketing, sales and leadership roles across the organization. Most recently she served as the Regional Director for the National Intelligence Region, the top performing region in the U.S. Public Sector geography in 2018. Prior to that Meghan held numerous roles, including leading both the State, Local and Education business for the North and the U.S Army Global Sales Districts. In both roles, Meghan’s teams achieved year over year, double digit growth multiple times during her tenure. In 2015, Meghan was named the NetApp Sales Leader of the Year and in 2018 was selected as the NetApp U.S. Public Sector Regional Director of the Year. In 2016, she was selected to serve on the NetApp Guiding Coalition, a cross-functional, diverse set of employees chosen to inject strategic change and transformation into the organization. Meghan’s primary focus was to build programs to improve employee satisfaction and retention which came from her passion for mentoring. Meghan is also passionate about supporting Women in Technology and recently was chosen to present at the 2018 Grace Hopper Conference. Ms. Steele is a 2003 cum laude graduate of Virginia Tech and a 2010 cum laude graduate of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
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