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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 16, 2017

Mayor Steinberg announces hire of Louis Stewart as Chief Innovation Officer

Stewart to lead the Mayor’s office for innovation and entrepreneurship

Sacramento, Calif - Mayor Darrell Steinberg has hired Louis Stewart as the new Chief Innovation Officer for the Mayor’s Office for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Stewart previously served as the Deputy Director of the Governor's Office for Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz).

“I’m thrilled to welcome Louis to the team,” said Mayor Steinberg. “We are pushing far, fast and getting exceptional local talent like Louis is exactly what we need to leverage Sacramento’s unique assets and opportunities. I know he will lead an already effective team to new heights as we connect and create a more innovative and vibrant city.”

Stewart hit the ground running with an official start on Monday May 15, 2017.

“I grew up here in Sacramento and have always wanted to give back in a direct way,” said Stewart. “There’s so much excitement around what’s possible in our city right now, from smart cities to urban tech and our vibrant entrepreneurship community. We have all the crucial innovation sectors from government and civic tech, to mobility, to health and life sciences – that all converge here and while this happens in other cities, what’s unique about Sacramento is that we also have all the regulatory bodies converging here from local, state, and federal agencies to policymakers on each of those levels. Then you look at the fact that we have a Mayor who is leaning in and pushing, who understands the need to and is eager to catalyze these sectors so they can scale up, and who has the relationships with our regulators and policymakers…that is a truly unique opportunity, that is powerful.”
To learn more about the Mayor’s Office for Innovation and Entrepreneurship visit https://innovatesac.org/

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