Linsey Maughan is Communications Director of the Civic Federation. She oversees the Civic Federation’s internal and external communications strategy, including all media and public relations in addition to creating and editing content for the Federation’s outreach efforts. She also directs updates of the Civic Federation website and assists in the planning and coordination of the Federation’s special events.
Linsey previously supported administrative and communications initiatives at the Illinois Institute of Technology, most recently serving in the Office of Marketing and Communications as Content Manager/Writer/Editor, as the communications team lead for Lewis College of Science and Letters, as Managing Editor of the Lewis College alumni magazine and as Features Editor of the Illinois Tech alumni magazine. She began her career as a newspaper reporter covering local government, education and health care in Minnesota and Ohio, and has taught a variety of writing courses at the college level.
Linsey also previously served as a Student Fellow in the Regional Administrator's office of the U.S. General Services Administration, worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at the UIC Urban Transportation Center and supported development and communications efforts as an intern with Women's Global Education Project. She is a past member and International Service Project Director of the Rotaract Club of Chicago, and she co-founded the UN Women USA Chicago Chapter, where she served as President from 2014 to 2018, overseeing fundraising, education and advocacy initiatives to benefit women and girls around the world. Linsey now serves on the Board of Directors of Stories Matter Foundation, where she supports event planning and fundraising.
Linsey holds a BA in English from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Florida and a Master of Public Administration degree from University of Illinois Chicago. In her free time she enjoys creative writing, theatre and traveling.