Mayor Tishaura O. Jones Appoints New CTO, Director of Civil Rights Enforcement Agency
Today, Mayor Tishaura O. Jones announced the appointment of Simon Huang as chief technology officer for St. Louis and Monica “Mo” Del Villar as head of the Civil Rights Enforcement Agency.
“From bridging the digital divide to protecting civil rights, our latest appointees will help make our city more competitive and a fairer place to live for everyone, regardless of who they are,” said Mayor Tishaura O. Jones. “I welcome Simon Huang and Monica Del Villar to our growing team. “
A long-time resident of St. Louis, Huang has held leadership positions in private and public sector organizations and most recently was in management consulting. He has worked alongside various stakeholders in the region including industrial, business, cultural, ethnic and non-profit organizations such as Society for Information Management, FOCUS St. Louis, Community Council of St. Charles County and Asian American Chamber of Commerce. Huang graduated from the University of Washington. It will start on December 1.
Del Villar joins the City of St. Louis from the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, where she works as a legislative and policy associate evaluating, reviewing, drafting and editing state and local legislation on issues such as human rights. vote, criminal and juvenile justice reform. , First Amendment protections, reproductive freedom, advocacy for LGBTQ rights, and immigrant rights. Prior to joining the Missouri ACLU, she was Acting Legal Talent Director at Major, Lindsey & Africa. Del Villar has experience on Capitol Hill, as a legal and legal assistant for Senators Cory Booker and Brian Schatz, as well as a legislative member for MP Frederica E. Wilson. The first day of Del Villar is December 6.
This is the latest in a series of appointments Mayor Jones has made to key positions in the city, including Yusef Scoggin as the Department of Social Services, Sheena Hamilton as City Councilor and Dr Mati Hlatshwayo Davis as Department Director for the City of St. Louis. Health. The complete list of the mayor’s office is available on the Town’s website.