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BREAKING NEWS: AWS Leader Teresa Carlson leaving Amazon for Splunk – FedScoop

Written by Billy Mitchell

After more than a decade leading Amazon Web Services’ public sector business, legendary government IT leader Teresa Carlson is joining Splunk‘s leadership team as president and chief growth officer.

Carlson’s first day with Splunk will be April 19. In her new role, she will focus on growing the company’s business transformation efforts, accelerating growth and advancing its cloud initiatives.

“I am thrilled to join the passionate and talented team at Splunk, and motivated by this opportunity to bring exciting cloud and data solutions to global customers across all industries,” Carlson said in a statement. “Together, we will build on Splunk’s legacy of innovation as one of the fastest-growing companies in the history of enterprise software.”

Since joining Amazon Web Services in 2010, Carlson has grown the company into a leader in public sector cloud sales, particularly in its work with the federal government. In 2013, she oversaw AWS’s deal with the CIA to provide classified cloud services to the intelligence

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