Lillie Madali

Smart City Program Director

City of Atlanta

Lillie Madali is the Smart City Program Director for the City of Atlanta’s Department of Information Management, where she has led the strategy for the city’s SmartATL program since 2019. Madali wields innovative information technology strategies to create a more transparent, accountable government. 

Madali supports her IT operations leadership with an aptitude for navigating political environments and building coalitions and alignment forged by eight years of service to the City of Atlanta. She previously was Senior Project Manager and Business Systems Analyst for the Department of City Planning. Before that, she spent three years with WorkForce Atlanta as Deputy Director of Performance Management and, subsequently, the Deputy Director of Operations, where she transformed the agency’s mission and operations. She also held a project management position with the Mayor’s Office of Innovation Delivery and Performance.

Madali began her career as a consultant for the Dewey Square Group, a public affairs firm in Washington, D.C. Her communications, influence and public speaking skills honed there help her build consensus among key stakeholders.

Madali has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia in Art History with a minor in Music Performance. She earned a Master of Public Administration in Management and Finance from Georgia State University. She later pursued training in HTML, CSS, and Ruby on Rails through the Code Immersion Program at Tech Talent South and paired the training with Big Data Analytics studies. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute and achieved Lean Six Sigma Certification. 

Madali is passionate and dedicated to serving her community and has held numerous board and community service positions to support Asian American voting rights, emerging leaders in tech, women’s health, and diversity and inclusion.

Lillie Madali

Smart City Program Director

City of Atlanta

Lillie Madali is the Smart City Program Director for the City of Atlanta’s Department of Information Management, where she has led the strategy for the city’s SmartATL program since 2019. Madali wields innovative information technology strategies to create a more transparent, accountable government. 

Madali supports her IT operations leadership with an aptitude for navigating political environments and building coalitions and alignment forged by eight years of service to the City of Atlanta. She previously was Senior Project Manager and Business Systems Analyst for the Department of City Planning. Before that, she spent three years with WorkForce Atlanta as Deputy Director of Performance Management and, subsequently, the Deputy Director of Operations, where she transformed the agency’s mission and operations. She also held a project management position with the Mayor’s Office of Innovation Delivery and Performance.

Madali began her career as a consultant for the Dewey Square Group, a public affairs firm in Washington, D.C. Her communications, influence and public speaking skills honed there help her build consensus among key stakeholders.

Madali has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia in Art History with a minor in Music Performance. She earned a Master of Public Administration in Management and Finance from Georgia State University. She later pursued training in HTML, CSS, and Ruby on Rails through the Code Immersion Program at Tech Talent South and paired the training with Big Data Analytics studies. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute and achieved Lean Six Sigma Certification. 

Madali is passionate and dedicated to serving her community and has held numerous board and community service positions to support Asian American voting rights, emerging leaders in tech, women’s health, and diversity and inclusion.