Chicago Treasurer’s Office Hires Deputy CIO, Director of Communications

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Office of the City Treasurer
Kurt A. Summers

Chicago Treasurer’s Office Hires Deputy CIO, Director of Communications

For Immediate Release
February 22, 2017

Contact: Alexandra Trumbull
Director of Public Affairs and Communications
alexandra.trumbull@cityofchicago.org
312-744-3363

CHICAGO – City Treasurer Kurt Summers today announced the hiring of two full-time staff members to an already strong team: Deputy Chief Investment Officer Ayo Ayodele and Director of Public Affairs and Communications Alexandra Trumbull.

As Deputy CIO, Ayodele assists in leading the office’s portfolio management, banking operations and financial reporting teams. With over 12 years of experience from reputable international financial institutions, Ayodele also acts as an advisor to the City Treasurer on all investment matters.

Before joining the Treasurer’s Office, he was a Principal at IRM Ltd., a diversified financial services company in West Africa. Ayodele began his finance training as a structured financial analyst in the Real Estate and Gaming Syndications Group at Banc of America Securities LLC in Charlotte and thereafter served as an Assistant Vice President at HSBC’s Global Corporate and Investment Banking Coverage Group in New York.

A graduate of the University of Arizona, Ayodele has a Master’s in Finance and a Bachelor’s in Business Management with a concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship.

“With Ayo’s experience and knowledge, our team gains an advisor that is crucial for successfully managing our investment portfolio,” Treasurer Summers said. “I look forward to working with him closely and we are thrilled to have him here.”

Trumbull manages and directs communications and media relations activities for Treasurer Summers as the Director of Public Affairs and Communications. Her responsibilities include developing public relations strategies, organizing media plans and serving as the department spokesperson.

Prior to joining the Treasurer’s Office, she spent three years as the Social Media Manager for Crain’s Chicago Business. During her time at Crain’s, Alexandra focused on social and digital media strategies for editorial and business operations, collaborated on the Neal Award-winning “Crain’s Coolest Offices” package and developed a popular weekly newsletter for millennials. A graduate of DePaul University, Trumbull has a Master’s in Journalism and a Bachelor’s in Journalism with a minor in Theatre Arts.

“Alexandra brings a strategic communications mindset to our team, in addition to experience with multiple newsrooms throughout Chicago,” Treasurer Summers said. “I am excited to see her elevate the communications of our department.”