40 under 40

Our 2013 edition of the list features young hotshots who are rocking businesses as diverse as air travel, natural gas, and genetic coding, as well as—if you can believe it— government.

36. Rachel Haot

40u40 Rachel Haot city of NY
  • Age: 30
  • Title: Chief Digital Officer
  • Company: City of New York

As the country's first chief digital officer in government, Haot was Mayor Michael Bloomberg's pick, tasked in 2011 with making New York City a tech-friendlier hub. Her team launched the WeAreMadeinNY.com campaign, which maps some 3,000 job openings at more than 1,000 Silicon Alley companies. The NYC.gov site is getting a face-lift thanks to a city-sponsored hackathon, and the city government's social media traffic has nearly tripled.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated September 30 2013 03:41 PM ET
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