Christianne Simmons was named chief transformation officer for the city of Fort Worth, a position that leads the FWLab, on Dec. 16.

The details

According to a city news release, Simmons was selected following a nationwide search. Earlier this year, she filled the role of assistant director in the FWLab, which leads the integration of comprehensive planning, capital programming, budgeting, performance management and data analytics.

Quote of note

“Christianne will continue leading our effort to blend and bring together important work within the city of Fort Worth,” City Manager David Cooke said. “She is an outstanding problem solver with fiscal and project management experience in both the public and private sectors."

A closer look

The news release states that in her new role, Simmons will concentrate on the following initiatives:
  • Enterprisewide collaboration
  • Data-driven decision making
  • Performance management
  • Protecting the taxpayer as the city continues to grow
According to the news release, Simmons has served in a number of leadership roles during her career. Her responsibilities have included many of the components that are vital in her new position, such as:
  • Fiscal management
  • Strategic planning
  • Capital and facilities planning
  • Creation and reporting of key performance indicators and performance metrics
  • Operational program management
The news release states that Simmons has a master of public administration degree from the University of North Texas, as well as a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a bachelor’s degree in government from Texas Woman’s University.