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Chicago, United States

In Chicago, the IBM team will collaborate closely with the Mayor's office, Chicago Public School leaders, Chicago City Colleges, city departments, civic groups and the private sector during the Smarter Cities Challenge. Through these consultations and analysis, the team will work with Chicago educators and City leaders to create a strategic, step-by-step operational plan to create an educational system that more effectively ties to Chicago's economic future. Among those plans will be the incorporation of the concept of the grade 9-14 school. IBM's work in Chicago will be informed by the company's experience with similar, bold educational initiatives it has helped shape in other challenging cities and educational systems.
City Leader
Rahm Emanuel Mayor of Chicago, Illinois

Before his election as Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel previously served as White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama, and as a senior aide to President Bill Clinton. He also represented Illinois' 5th congressional district in the House of Representatives, where he served as Chairman of the Democratic Caucus.

Suzanne Wylie Chief Executive, Belfast City Council

Councillor Nichola Mallon Lord Mayor of Belfast

Team Members
Stephanie Anderson Human Resources Partner, Central Region
Donna Mueller SkillWorks Enablement Leader, North America Software and Technical Sales
Beth Narrish Market Manager, SPSS Marketing Research
Kirsten Schroeder Partner - K-12 Education National Practice Global Business Services
Temeca Simpson Program Manager, Pathways in Technology Early College High School
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