Chicago Foundation for Women Names President and CEO

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Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) announced the appointment of Felicia Davis as President and CEO. A lifelong Chicagoan and South Side resident, Davis brings to the foundation a strong commitment to public service and community engagement. Throughout her career as a law enforcement professional, academic administrator and civic leader, Davis has worked to increase access to opportunity and build safe, thriving communities for all Chicago residents. As a ten-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, including as a Detective in the Department’s Violent Crimes section, where she also oversaw the Community Policing Strategies, Davis has first-hand knowledge of the diverse array of challenges facing Chicago communities. Davis led the creation of the Office of Public Engagement under Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2012, serving as a direct link between the Mayor’s Office, city departments, sister agencies and communities across the city, and working to make government more accessible to the people it serves. Davis holds a Bachelor’s degree from Kendall College, and is completing a Master’s in Public Administration from Illinois Institute of Technology. She succeeds K. Sujata as President and CEO of Chicago Foundation for Women. Sujata served in the role for eight years. She stepped down in March 2019.

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