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Michelle Riggen-Ransom

Amazon Music
Voice Programming Manager
Michelle Riggen-Ransom is the Voice Programming Manager for Amazon Music. She joined the Amazon Music team in early 2019 to help ensure customers can hear their favorite songs and discover new music on Alexa. Prior to joining Amazon Music, Riggen-Ransom was one of the original writers on the Alexa Personality Team, where she was named one of WIRED’s “twenty people who are creating the future” in 2017. Additionally, she helped launch Amazon FreeTime’s product, Alexa for Kids, which won a KAPi award for innovation in children’s media at CES this year. She originally joined Amazon in 1997 and went on to become a startup co-founder, work as a consultant for tech companies including MailChimp, and write for the futurist organization PopTech, before returning to Amazon in 2016.