On April 10, Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot announced her transition team leadership and the launch of her transition website, BetterTogetherChicago.com .
Co-leaders include Chicago United President and CEO Gloria Castillo; NanoGraf Corporation CEO Samir Mayekar; Field Foundation of Illinois President Angelique Power; PSP Partners Founder/Chair Penny Pritzker; Chicago Federation of Labor President Robert Reiter; Samuel K. Skinner, of counsel, Greenberg Traurig, LLP; businessman Dr. Willie Wilson; and Leadership Greater Chicago CEO Maria Wynne.
The transition co-chairs join special advisers Chief of Staff for the Transition Maurice Classen; Intragovernmental Affairs advisor Manuel Perez; Senior Advisers Ra Joy and Sarah Pang; and Transition Manager Lisa Schneider-Fabes.
In addition to the transition co-chairs, Mayor-elect Lightfoot announced the co-chairs of nine of the 10 committees that compose the transition team. A few of those individuals include artist Nick Cave ( Arts & Culture team ), the Chicago Blackhawks' Rocky Wirtz ( Business, Economic, Neighborhood Development ), ACLU Illinois' Khadine Bennett ( Good Goverance ) and Howard Brown Health President/CEO David Munar ( Health and Human Services ).