Strategic Advisory Council Members
Client Unit Director and Senior State Executive
Greg Dietzel is the Client Unit Director responsible for IBM’s business relationship with commercial and government entities in the Pacific Northwest, as well as several companies located in other western states. In this capacity, he leads the IBM team responsible for advising these clients on the alignment and deployment of technology to achieve business and societal value. This team integrates the broad range of IBM’s global technology and services capabilities, as well as capabilities of other firms, to deliver value to these clients. This team has expertise in industries including aerospace, telecommunications, retail, health care, state & local government, utilities, and manufacturing.
Greg is also the IBM Senior State Executive for Washington and Alaska. In this role, he is responsible for IBM’s operations in these states and the more than 1000 IBM employees who reside there.
In a previous assignment, he was the General Manager of IBM's Global Aerospace & Defense Industry and led the creation of this worldwide industry organization. His duties included strategy and portfolio management, industry solutions, strategic alliances, channel management, marketing, and business development.
Greg has held a variety of management positions in sales, marketing, and program management, with particular emphasis on serving customers in manufacturing industries. He began his career with IBM in 1983 as an engineer and has extensive experience in engineering and manufacturing business processes.
Greg is a member of Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees. He is active with the Boy Scouts of America and in his local church. He has represented IBM in the Aerospace Industries Association and is a past member of the local United Way and economic development organizations in communities where he has lived. Born in Washington, DC, he holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University, where he graduated with honors.