IGF 2023 High-Level Track



Ms. Courtney Gregoire

Chief Digital Safety Officer, Microsoft

Courtney Gregoire serves as Chief Digital Safety Officer and Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft Corporation. In this role, Courtney is responsible for Microsoft’s company-wide digital safety strategy to reduce harm from illegal and harmful content online through technology, policy and partnerships. From 2015-2019, Courtney led Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit work to combat cybercrime against vulnerable populations including children and the elderly. Before returning home to Washington state, Courtney served as Director of the National Export Initiative for President Obama and Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Commerce. She previously served as Legislative Director and Chief Counsel for U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell.

Deeply committed to public service, Courtney has served as elected Commissioner for Port of Seattle for over 6 years where she has delivered strong aviation and maritime growth consistent with broadly shared economic opportunity, reducing greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change, and protecting immigrant rights. Courtney has previously served on the Seattle Colleges Board of Trustees and the International Center for Missing & Exploited Children Board of Directors. Courtney is a graduate of Willamette University and Harvard Law School. Originally from Olympia, Courtney currently lives in Seattle with her husband Scott Lindsay and their two young daughters.