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Our Team

Leadership Team

TheĀ instituteĀ is supported by a rotating presidency held by current city officials. There are different presidencies for the mobility and digitalisation streams.

Kimberly LaGrue

President, North America,
Chief Information Officer,
New Orleans

Theo Blackwell MBE

President, Europe,
Chief Digital Officer, London

Lola Ortiz

President, Europe (Mobility),
Director General of
Planning & Infrastructure, Madrid

Alyssa Muto

President, North America (Mobility),
Sustainability and Mobility Director, City of San Diego

Bob Bennett


Richard Forster


Willem Fast

Chief Commercial Officer

Rikesh Shah

Director of Civic Innovation

Cities Today Institute Staff

The Cities Today Institute has offices in London, Valencia and Rio de Janeiro. For any questions or enquiries, please complete the contact form below.

Lauren Ingraham

Programme Manager

Liberty Wagner

Events Assistant

Oliver Hendry

Membership & Community Manager

Mak Mengal

Senior Partnerships Manager

Ania Poprawka

Partnerships Manager

Folkert Leffring

Marketing Manager

Manuel Manrique

Research Coordinator

Cities Today Staff

Cities Today was launched in 2010 as the first global magazine to contain analysis, comment and best practices on sustainable urban development, connecting local governments with public and private sector solutions.

The publication has become one of the leading knowledge platforms for city leaders for mobility, IoT, safety and security, resilience and resource efficiency.

Jonathan Andrews


Christopher Carey

Mobility Editor

Any questions?

To contact the team, please fill in the form opposite.

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