Linfield alumna Michelle Johnston Holthaus named Intel head of sales & marketing

Michelle Johnston Holthaus ’95Michelle Johnston Holthaus '95 has been named the head of Intel’s sales and marketing group, effective Sept. 6.

Holthaus has an extensive history with Intel and joined the company in 1996. She has served in positions including general manager of the channel for Central Marketing and Operations, as well as the general manager for the Channel Mobile Product Group and general manager of the Channel Desktop Products Group.

Most recently, she served as the company’s Vice President and General Manager of Global Client Sales.

In 2009, she was named a Linfield College Outstanding Young Alumna. In an interview for that award, she noted there are many successful Linfield alumni at Intel.

“We have good problem-solving skills,” she said. “Linfield’s interactive classes and group projects teach you how to work with peers.”

Linfield’s international opportunities also set her apart, she added. “The thing that probably jumped out the most on my résumé was the fact I had done a January term business strategies course in Europe and had studied in Thailand and Malaysia. Many more students have that today, but my potential boss was really surprised by that at the time.”

She has also been a Linfield Board of Trustees member since 2015.