Jee Mee Kim, AICP, Chief Strategy Officer

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Jee Mee Kim was appointed to Chief Strategy Officer on February 3, 2021. Reporting directly to the Commissioner, Ms. Kim oversees the Policy, Communications, Intergovernmental Affairs, and Safety Education teams in the development, communication, execution, and support of the agency’s strategic initiative goals. She is responsible for formalizing the agency’s strategic-planning processes, focusing on accelerating organization performance through cohesive strategy planning and execution, knowledge management and the implementation of an organizational dashboard for impact and effectiveness.

Jee Mee Kim brings 20 years of experience in managing complex urban development and transportation projects across the United States. Prior to joining NYC DOT, Ms. Kim was a Principal and a leader in the Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) and Transportation practice at the real estate and economic development consulting firm, HR&A Advisors. At HR&A, she prepared market studies, financial feasibility analyses, and implementation strategies for clients including NJ Transit, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, MTA Capital Construction and Amtrak.

Before joining HR&A in 2014, she served as a Principal at Sam Schwartz Consulting, where she spearheaded transportation studies, environmental reviews, and land use approvals for major projects such as IKEA Brooklyn Environmental Impact Study, Atlantic Yards Transportation Management Plan, the Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center, and the BQE Triple Cantilever Study. Ms. Kim began her career as a social justice leader, organizing New York City’s Asian immigrant communities around workers’ rights and housing issues.

She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Parsons School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Eugene Lang College at the New School. Ms. Kim also holds a Master’s in Urban Planning from NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.