Saturday, December 20, 2014

Gallery: Slide show: Emanuel's senior staff

Emanuel's team

Behind this door on the fifth floor of City Hall, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has assembled the team leading his new administration.

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Emanuel's team

The eight female members of Mayor Emanuel's senor staff gathered last week with Crain's senior reporter Shia Kapos to talk about how they landed in City Hall.

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Emanuel's team

“He’s worked in government a very long time," Chief of Staff Theresa Mintle said. "It’s a natural for him to work with strong men and strong women."

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Chief Operating Officer Lisa Schrader, left, with Tarrah Cooper, press secretary.

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"Let's face it, women are hard workers and committed," COO Lisa Schrader said.

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COO Lisa Schrader and Felicia Davis, first deputy chief of staff, talk with Jennifer Martinez, a press aide, in a hallway of the mayor's office suite.

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Emanuel's team

“Every woman at this table has a different life experience, so we’re learning from each other all the time,” said Shannon Loredo, director of scheduling and advance.

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Shannon Loredo, Mr. Emanuel's scheduler, talks with Mike Pomerantz, staff assistant for the advance team.

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Elizabeth Swanson, deputy chief of staff for education: “People ask me, 'Is he too impatient or too urgent?' And my response is, ‘Thank God he’s that urgent.’ We have so many issues at the table.”

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Felicia Davis, first deputy chief of staff, and Elizabeth Swanson, deputy chief of staff for education, at the round-table discussion.

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Ms. Davis and Ms. Swanson talk in Ms. Davis' office.

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Maria Guerra, first deputy director in the Office of Legislative Counsel and Government Affairs: “I just want to roll my sleeves up and get things done.”

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Communications Director Chris Mather, at right, said she's never without her BlackBerry. “We have a driven mayor who needs a driven staff.”

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COO Lisa Schrader in her office.

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