Lindsey Parker was nominated by Mayor Muriel Bowser as Acting Chief Technology Officer in January 2019. Ms. Parker has served as Mayor Bowser’s Deputy Chief of Staff since 2015. In this capacity, she oversees day-to-day operations of a 100-person engagement team, manages the budget of the Executive Office of the Mayor, and leads strategic planning initiatives. Prior to joining the Bowser Administration, Ms. Parker was the Director for Policy and Governmental Affairs at Americans for Responsible Solutions (now known as Giffords), the gun violence prevention advocacy organization started by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Ms. Parker has worked in the public and private sectors to support practical, innovative policies and engagement models to help urban centers find new ways to remain competitive, diverse, and innovative in today’s global economy. She previously worked in the cyber-security sector in a number of roles, including as the Director of Internal Communications at Symantec.
Ms. Parker received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Yale University.