Cheree L. McAlpine is the vice president and general counsel for the Americas of Avnet, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of technology solutions and services. Prior to her role at Avnet, she served as vice president and general counsel for the cloud-computing company Wyse Technology, Inc., for seven years and managed the legal aspects of the firm’s sale to Dell, Inc., in May 2012.
McAlpine has structured and negotiated strategic relationships with most of the leading companies in the technology industry, including Dell, Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Lenovo, and Cisco. Her legal expertise and negotiation skills have set up some of the largest and most significant strategic partnerships in the industry. She writes and speaks about industry issues around the country. McAlpine has received several awards, such as the 2010 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley business award, the 2011 YWCA Technology Women in Industry Award, the 2013 Most Powerful and Influential Women in California Award, and the 2014 Multicultural Leadership Award, given by the California Diversity Council.