Regina Kunkle, member of APCO Worldwide’s International Advisory Council, is an experienced sales executive with focus on state & local government and higher education. With experience in both hardware and software sales, as well as a lawyer, Ms. Kunkle is uniquely experienced in the issues surrounding large state procurements.
Ms. Kunkle recently left SAP where she was the vice president responsible for the state & local/education business of SAP, with over 20 states and hundreds of universities leveraging SAP financials for their fiscal environments. She helped state governments, major universities, and large cities and counties to transform their environments to respond to citizen and student needs, streamline and simplify processes, and share vital information across departments for enhanced decision making and performance. In other words, using technology and solutions to impact and improve the student, citizen and government technology experience.
In addition, one of Ms. Kunkle’s passions and key initiatives is working to keep young women and girls interested in science, technology, education and math (STEM). She has championed many events at major universities throughout the US where women students gather to hear professional women speak enthusiastically, candidly, and personally about the wide range of careers in technology and related fields. In addition, Ms. Kunkle also championed the NYC Steps Program, educating women of domestic violence on technology skills so they may improve their situation through technology. Ms. Kunkle was named a finalist for the Stevie Awards for Women in Business in the “Women Helping Women” category.
Prior to SAP, Ms. Kunkle was the vice president of state & local government and education at NetApp. In this role she led a team that more than doubled revenue and averaged 30 percent year over year growth. While at NetApp, Ms. Kunkle lead the Worldwide Channel Organization where she was recognized by CRN as one of the top Women of the Channel for her work in fostering partnerships for NetApp, as well as the broader industry. Prior to NetApp, Ms. Kunkle was with Sun Microsystems serving in a range of roles focused on the government, commercial and entertainment industries. Prior to Sun, she practiced law at Bryan Cave in Washington, D.C., focusing on software licensing issues, including bid protests.
Ms. Kunkle holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland College Park, an MBA from Loyola College, and a Law Degree (JD) from George Washington University.