The D.C. Council has appointed Lindsey Parker as the District’s new chief technology officer (CTO), according to a press release dated March 5.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the appointment of Parker who was serving as acting CTO since January. She’ll be replacing Barney Krucoff who served as CTO since January 2018.
Parker, who previously worked as Bowser’s deputy chief of staff from 2015, has served in both the public and private sectors. She also held a number of cyber-security roles, including as director of internal communications at Symantec.
“Lindsey Parker is an exceptional leader – someone who thoroughly understands the successes and challenges of our community and the agency, is well-equipped to develop and secure the District’s IT infrastructure, and knows and is passionate about the role technology can and will play in building a stronger and more equitable city,” Bowser said in the press release.
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Bowser said that under Parker’s leadership, CTO will lead the way in strengthening Washington, D.C.’s status as the capital of inclusive innovation. “When little girls are in coding camp and they wonder how far it can take them, they can look to Lindsey to see the sky is the limit,” she added.
Earlier, while serving as the deputy chief of the mayor, Parker led the day to day operations of a 100-person engagement team, and also oversaw the budget of the Mayor’s Executive Office. She was also in charge of many strategic planning initiatives in the District.
Parker previously served as the director for policy and governmental affairs at a gun violence prevention advocacy organization called Americans for Responsible Solutions (Giffords) before joining the Bowser administration.