Lakecia N. Gunter

Intel Corporation
Vice President, Programmable Solutions Group; General Manager, FPGA Ecosystem Development and Operations

Lakecia N. Gunter is Vice President of the Programmable Solutions Group and General Manager of FPGA Ecosystem Development and Operations at Intel Corporation. She leads the architecture and execution of a strategic framework to drive the adoption of Intel® FPGA accelerator solutions and for tracking growth through the implementation of new business models.

Gunter joined Intel in 2008 as technical program manager in the Validation Engineering organization and has held numerous technical and leadership positions within the company. She was Validation Engineering Manager for fourth and fifth generation Intel® processor families, Technical Assistant (TA) and Chief of Staff (CoS) for Intel’s Chief Technology Officer, Managing Director of Intel Labs, and General Manager for the Consumer Desktop Segment in Intel’s Client Computing Group. Most recently, she served as the CoS and TA to Intel’s former Chief Executive Officer.

Earlier in her career, Gunter worked as a program manager for the Department of Defense and was an instructional math leader for the Round Rock Independent School District in Texas.

Gunter is an active member of Intel’s Network of Executive Women, Intel’s Black Leadership Council, and Women at Intel.  She is a passionate advocate for teen and young adult education with several non-profit organizations, including the Oregon Community Foundation and Gateway to College National Network. Gunter serves as a Board Member for Gateway to College National Network, on the Dean Advisory Board for the University of South Florida College of Engineering, and on the Board of Trustees for Corban University.

In 2016, Gunter was named one of the “26 Most Powerful Female Engineers” by Business Insider. In 2015, she received the Society of Women Engineers’ Prism Award for demonstrating outstanding technology and community leadership. In 2014, she was named to Diversity MBA Magazine’s list of “Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leaders” for her technology leadership and achievements at Intel and in the community.

Gunter earned a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of South Florida and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has also received her Project Management Professional Certification.