City Welcomes New Director of Digital Strategy

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The City of Chicago announced Ximena N. Larkin will serve as Director of Digital Strategy. Larkin is an award-winning strategic communications leader with more than 10 years of experience. She specializes in storytelling, crisis communication and brand reputation. As Director of Digital Strategy, Larkin will lead Mayor Lightfoot’s digital initiatives and ensure the administration’s goals are clearly communicated across all platforms. Prior to joining the Lightfoot administration, Larkin worked on the Biden-Harris Transition team, as well as the Biden for President campaign as the Deputy Director of Latino and Spanish Media. Before those roles, Larkin served as the Director for Special Projects for the 2020 Democratic National Convention Committee. Larkin is a writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, CNN, Vice and more. Larkin is a Mexican-Chinese immigrant and longtime Chicago resident. She is a graduate of DePaul University where she earned both her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Master of Arts in Journalism.

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