Chris oversees digital communications and strategy for 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation.
Before joining 100RC, Chris managed the paid marketing practice at Blue State Digital, the agency best known for its work on both of President Obama’s election campaigns, supervising a team of planners and strategists and overseeing the agency’s global media engagements for leading international nonprofits, political candidates and causes, advocacy organizations, and brands, including US Fund for UNICEF, the United States Olympic Committee, and Google.
Previously, Chris was Director of Digital Marketing for the Presidential Inaugural Committee, where he oversaw digital marketing programs for President Obama’s second inauguration. During the 2012 election cycle, Chris served as Senior Advertising Strategist for President Obama’s reelection campaign, responsible for managing and overseeing all paid social marketing, field marketing, and constituency marketing programs. Chris also helped launch Bully Pulpit Interactive, a leading Democratic digital strategy firm, and has worked in Equity Research for Woori Investment and Securities in Seoul, South Korea and in Citywide Operations for the New York City Department of Parks.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Wesleyan University and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Chris is a finisher of the Chicago and New York City marathons.
Latest Posts by Chris Choi
- As we reflect on 2018, we want to share top stories from around our global network. We’re struck by the relentless focus our partners and…
- This week, 100 Resilient Cities and the City of Boston launched a three-day Network Exchange on Equitable and Resilient Cities, bringing together urban leaders, partners,…
- This week, 100 Resilient Cities and the City of New York launched a three-day CoLab on Harnessing the Power of Data to Catalyze Urban Resilience.…
- Across the United States, aging and failing infrastructure is affecting communities and cities in different ways. In this episode of The Takeaway, from Public Radio…
- As we reflect on the past year, we want to share some of the top stories from around our network. We're struck by the relentless…
- Why focus on cities? How is resilience different from sustainability? How are cities navigating resilience? Recently, Michael Berkowitz, president of 100 Resilient Cities, sat down with…
- Urban resilience is a city's ability to survive, adapt, and grow amid the many shocks and stresses it inevitably experiences. From Da Nang, Vietnam to Medellin, Colombia, cities are taking action to prepare for their uncertain futures - and 100 Resilient Cities is helping them prepare.
- CityMetric's Skylines podcast features Chief Resilience Officers from Pittsburgh and Glasgow this week to talk about how their cities are re-inventing themselves.
- In the second full day of our Network Exchange in Melbourne, Chief Resilience Officers and resilience teams
- We have so much important work to do in the year ahead, so in the spirit of the new year, we asked Chief Resilience Officers to share their Resilience Resolutions with us.
- The City of Tulsa's new Chief Resilience Officer talks about her city's resilience journey.
- The City of Miami's new Chief Resilience Officer talks about her city's resilience journey.
- CityMetric's Skylines podcast features 100RC's President, Michael Berkowitz.
- Resilience is growing in Australia. Sydney and Melbourne
- Leaders in three U.S. 100RC cities -- New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Boulder -- spoke to the host of WBUR's "Here & Now" radio show.
- Public spaces and cultural institutions play a critical role in cities, providing space for communities to interact, educate, and connect.
- Food systems and cities are closely linked, and this intersection plays an important role in how cities can plan and build resilience against shocks and stresses. Equitable food systems can mean a more equitable and cohesive community. Innovative food systems can help a city take advantage of its distinct advantages and expertise – and give way to new ideas and innovative approaches.
- In May, we asked our community to weigh in about the future of urban resilience.
- Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Judith Rodin and 100 Resilient Cities President Michael Berkowitz have a series of conversations about the work that both organizations are doing to support urban resilience and future of resilience-building movement.