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Washington, D.C., CTO Lindsey Parker Named Chief of Staff

Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced that Chief Technology Officer Lindsey Parker will be taking over as her chief of staff following the sudden departure of John Falcicchio last week. Parker has been with the administration since 2015.

Headshot of Washington DC former CTO Lindsey Parker
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Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser announced last week that Chief Technology Officer Lindsey Parker would be transitioning to the chief of staff position.

Parker has been with the administration since 2015, when she was named deputy chief of staff. In 2019, she was appointed to serve as the chief technology officer following former CTO Barney Krucoff’s shift to the chief data officer position.

The announcement did not name a replacement for Parker, though Bowser noted during a March 20 press conference that she will be making more personnel announcements later this week.

The news comes on the heels of former Deputy Mayor and Chief of Staff John Falcicchio’s sudden departure last week amid sexual harassment allegations, which Bowser said are being investigated.

“I have every confidence in my new Chief of Staff Lindsey Parker and our new interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Keith Anderson,” she said during the press conference. “And I have immense confidence in the 37,000 employees of D.C. government who will keep us moving forward.”

Parker’s previous work with the administration has involved modernizing operations and improving accountability through technology, as detailed in the district's latest tech plan.

Parker previously told Government Technology that her work with Washington, D.C., involved supporting over 90 internal agencies in a unique technology structure that is both centralized and decentralized.

With aims to improve digital services, as well as digital equity through Tech Together DC, Parker and her team have helped innovate city operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Whether you’re calling on the phone, visiting an office or coming to us digitally, we need to capture what you need, what you want and what makes sense, and build out that capacity,” Parker previously told Government Technology.