Former Chicago Fire Vice-President of Communications and Community Affairs Becky Carroll has been named Chief Communications Officer for Chicago Public Schools when the new administration takes over on May 16, 2011. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel announced that Jean-Claude Brizard, the current Superintendent of Schools for the Rochester, New York School District, will be appointed to be the new CEO of Chicago Public Schools. Lynn Sweet had the report:
Becky Carroll, Chief Communications Officer
Becky Carroll has directed communications policy for the City's Housing and Planning and Development Departments and the Mayor's Press Office. She managed the communications and community outreach strategy for the launch of Mayor's Daley's Five-Year Affordable Housing plan and served on the Cabrini Green/Near North Side Redevelopment Plan Task Force. In 2007, Carroll joined President Obama's campaign as National Director of Women for Obama, where she implemented a national outreach strategy to engage women voters. She spent the last two years in the private sector as Vice President of Communications and Community Affairs for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club. She is a graduate of the Chicago Public School system. Carroll holds a Bachelor's in Communications and Political Science from Loyola University.
Congratulations to Carroll. It's great to see Fire alumni move on and continue to make an impact in Chicago and elsewhere.