A seasoned leader and public policy professional, Alicia John-Baptiste has over 20 years’ experience reimagining systems to create better outcomes for people. Alicia currently serves as President & CEO of SPUR, where her optimistic vision and practical approach informs the urban policy organization’s efforts to build a Bay Area where all people can thrive. Prior to her time at SPUR, Alicia developed deep appreciation for local government and its commitment to the collective good while serving in leadership roles for the City & County of San Francisco, most recently as Chief of Staff at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Locally and nationally recognized for her public policy expertise, inspirational perspective, and creative approach to systems change, Alicia enjoys building shared dreams. Alicia holds a Masters degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University.