2005 - Rodney Bryan

Mr. Rodney A. Bryan is a group test manager for the Windows Componentization Team at the Microsoft Corporation. He has been working with Microsoft since 1995, when he joined the company as a Software Design Engineer in Test. While at Microsoft, Mr. Bryan has held several positions, including test lead, test manager, and product unit manager, and managed teams from five to130 people. During the first nine years of his career with Microsoft, he worked as part of the Exchange Team; currently he serves group test manager on the Windows Team. As the group test manager, he supervises three test managers and four individual contributors. He is responsible for implementing the overall test strategy for the next wave of the Windows Operation System (Vista), working across the Windows Organization to define architecture tenets, and ensuring the product adheres to those standards. The componentization of the Windows operating system is a Windows strategic initiative in which Mr. Bryan has been involved since joining the Windows Team. This initiative is essential in redesigning Window’s products to enable Microsoft to deliver the right set of products to the right set of customers in a timely and cost efficient manner. Born in 1972 to Glendora Bryan and Charles Francis in Barbados, West Indies, Mr. Bryan moved to Boston, Massachusetts in April 1982. He graduated from Boston Latin Academy High School, and enrolled as a freshman at Tuskegee University. He entered the computer science program in Fall 1991. During his matriculation, Mr. Bryan was a member of the “Golden Tigers” football team and an active member of TU Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. He graduated in May 1995.

Mr. Bryan currently resides in Seattle, Washington with his wife, Lavonne, a 1993 Tuskegee University graduate,  and their two sons: Devin, age two, and Ethan, nine months.