Michele Moore founded the Dell Corporate Communications department in 1989, which grew to encompass worldwide investor and public relations; executive and employee communications; civic sponsorships; and the Dell Foundation. In 1991, she was
promoted to vice president, becoming the first female executive at Dell. In positions at previous companies, Michele directed various aspects of communications for pharmaceutical, steel and diversified industrial corporations. Michele has been deeply involved in organizations dedicated to reading and the learning it fosters.
She is a longtime supporter of the Texas Book Festival and its Reading Rock Stars program, and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Texas Press where she succeeded her late husband Brad. During his tenure, Brad envisioned and
helped develop the Brad and Michele Moore Roots Music Series, an ongoing series of books illuminating the careers of influential Texas musicians.
More recently, Michele established the Brad Moore Endowment at the Austin Central Library, to support the Austin Collections. Housed in a distinctive area within the library, the Austin Collections celebrate the city’s unique culture, including its vibrant communities of authors, musicians, and film-makers.
Michele has served on the boards of the American Cancer Society, People’s Community Clinic, and Austin Planned Parenthood, and was a founding board member of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. Michele received her bachelor’s degree in history from Stanford University, where she focused on Balkan studies.