Tina Choi, Board Member
Ms. Choi is a Partner at Englander, Knabe & Allen, the leading Public Relations and Government Advocacy firm in the Greater Los Angeles Area. She specializes in government and entitlement advocacy and consulting, specifically guiding and counseling clients through the myriad of real estate development and entitlement and permitting approval processes. Tina acts as the interface with political entities, development and construction related agencies and community organizations.
Prior to her role as Partner at EKA, Ms. Choi served as a senior economic development deputy and Director of International Trade for Mayor Richard J. Riordan, where she secured notable accomplishments in business retention and attraction efforts for the City of LA, including the retention of Toyota Motor Sales, Viking Office Products, Steelcase Office, and Belken Computers in the City of Los Angeles. She also played a key role in the revitalization of Hollywood, the conversion of former defense manufacturing property owned by Boeing and Lockheed into industrial parks in the Harbor Gateway, and the revitalization of an inner-city urban core named Mid-Wilshire Centre/Koreatown which included AROMA SPOREX, the first build-to-suit development project of its scale in the area. As Director of International trade, she played a critical role in trade facilitation with Los Angeles and emerging economies in the world, collaborating with various ministers of trade throughout the world, including China, Latin America, and Russia. Her efforts resulted in supporting billions of dollars in trade growth. Notable policy endeavors included briefing sessions with the Clinton Administration and Leon Panetta and Senator Bob Dole to facilitate the passage of GATT, General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade.