Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced that the Deputy Mayor for Education and Human Services, Dr. Sybil Madison, will serve as Chief of Staff effective June 2, 2021. Madison will become the second Black woman to hold the most senior leadership position in the Mayor’s Office. She will take over the role from Maurice Classen who has served as Chief of Staff since Mayor Lightfoot’s inauguration in May of 2019.
“Over the years, it has been an absolute pleasure to watch Sybil’s passion for equity, inclusion and public service deepen—values that are essential to have as the Chief of Staff of such a diverse team,” said Mayor Lightfoot. “Beyond these passions, Sybil also brings an impressive set of leadership and educational skills and experiences into this role which will help to ensure that our team builds on the work of these past 2 years and strengthens our ability to deliver
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