14 Under 45, Series 1
Chief of Staff, Governnment
About This Project

Kimberly Foxx

Chief of Staff to President of Cook County Board, Cook County

Ms. Foxx currently serves as Chief of Staff for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. She is the advisor and lead strategist to the President of the nation’s second largest county. She is responsible for the management and oversight of a 4 billion budget. Ms. Foxx counsels the President on countywide policies, finances, procedures and programs. She directly oversees the work undertaken by the President’s office to improve public safety while enacting meaningful criminal justice reforms. Her efforts include working reform bond court, improve case processing, and reducing disproportionate outcomes. She is deeply committed to reducing disproportionate contact and the loss of life and opportunity among young minority men and women due to violence.
Previously, she served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Cook County for twelve years. She was a supervisor in the Juvenile Justice Bureau. Her duties entailed supervising the prosecution of juvenile offenders for criminal offenses that ranged from simple drug possession to first degree murder. She served as the supervising prosecutor in the murder trial in the death of Fenger student, Derrion Albert. She has been published in the IICLE on Juvenile Justice. Ms. Foxx served on the faculty of the National College of District Attorneys, teaching trial advocacy to prosecutors from throughout the country.
Ms. Foxx, who is actively involved in numerous bar and civic organizations, was born and raised in the city of Chicago. As a child she resided in the Cabrini Green public housing complex. She received both her B.A. and J.D from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

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