Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonSanders aide: 'Someone needs to be held accountable' for DNC emails Democrats vote to overhaul superdelegate system Green candidate: Sanders should leave party that 'betrayed' him MORE's former campaign manager Mark Penn is joining Microsoft as a corporate vice president.
Penn will leave his post as CEO of the public-relations firm Burson-Marsteller, and will report directly to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
Penn is one of the best-known political and campaign strategists in Washington, and has worked closely with the Clintons. He served as an adviser and a pollster for then-President Bill ClintonBill ClintonClinton looks to expand electoral map Clinton unveils Kaine: He's everything Trump and Pence aren't Clinton maps out first 100 days MORE and as a campaign manager for Hillary Clinton’s Senate and presidential candidacies.
Penn will oversee Microsoft’s Strategic and Special Projects division, “with an emphasis on key consumer initiatives for the company,” and “will lead a cross-functional team focused on consumer initiatives and will draw on his experience in strategic development, branding and positioning to develop and deliver breakthrough ideas that meet consumers' changing and dynamic needs,” according to the company’s press release.
"I'm looking forward to applying my diverse skills and experience to some of the biggest new challenges in technology today, and there is no better place to do that than Microsoft," Penn said in a statement.
Former White House Communications Director and Bill Clinton speechwriter and Bill Clinton speechwriter Donald Baer will replace Penn as CEO of Burson-Marsteller.
Baer had been serving on the firm's senior management team as Worldwide Vice Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer.
This story was updated at 11:58 am.