SMS&G is a sprawling organization with more than 35,000 employees, including field sales and marketing professionals. In addition to driving sales and marketing programs, Turner’s responsibilities include corporate support of client organizations, product and customer support services, branding, advertising, public relations, marketing research, and relationship marketing. Turner is also responsible for corporate operations and internal information technology that supports the work of more than 70,000 Microsoft employees around the world. Over the years, he has risen to become part of the senior leadership team that, along with Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, and five other senior executives, designs the overall strategy and direction for Microsoft.
Turner’s professional dedication has been recognized by the industry. In 2003, East Central University named him a distinguished alumnus. TIME Magazine included him on its list of “People to Watch in International Business.” He was ranked number four on FORTUNE Magazine's “40 Under 40” list and was among Business 2.0's “The 20 Young Execs You Need To Know.” Turner has also received CIO Magazine's 20/20 Vision Award and a CIO 100 Award.