Alexandra Holt was appointed Budget Director by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and confirmed by the City Council on June 8, 2011. She also serves as a key member of the mayor’s Economic, Budgetary and Business Development Council.
Prior to this appointment, Alex served as the City of Chicago’s Managing Deputy Budget Director and as Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Environment. Alex most recently worked as a lawyer at the firm of Baker & McKenzie where she specialized in real estate, public law and infrastructure transactions.
She received her Juris Doctorate and Master of Public Administration degrees from the University of Chicago, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Texas at Austin.