Mar 17, 2023
Jim welcomes a new guest to the
podcast, Chris Coffey to discuss numerous topics. From working
on crypto, to working with Mayor
Bloomberg.Topics covered in this episode include:
- How Chris
and Bradley Tusk met and their relationship over the years from
different jobs to Chris working at Tusk
Strategies with Bradley.
- Chris' work
Strategies and how their work with clients differ from
other similar companies.
- The world
of crypto and what is going on with it in New York.
with the company eToro on their bitcoin license.
- What it
means to have a bitcoin license.
- The vetting
process of potential clients.
- The Andrew
Yang mayoral campaign.
- Working in
city hall and working with Mayor Bloomberg.
Bloomberg and why he stands out as Mayor.
companies that are keeping Chris busy at Tusk
Chris Coffey is the CEO
. He led the New York and New Jersey practices
for Tusk Ventures
for 9 years before taking over as CEO
He’s run successful political &
legislative efforts in cities and states across the country. In New
York, he specializes in creating major media campaigns that
dominate news coverage for weeks at a time. Successful examples
include Uber, Latch, Bird, Bloomberg, and NYCLASS. In 2017,
he served as a senior strategist to Corey Johnson’s winning
campaign for Speaker of the New York City Council, and the New York
Times called him an informal advisor to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s
2018 election efforts. He led Tusk’s work on Andrew Yang’s 2021
campaign for NYC Mayor as Co-Campaign Manager. Chris also
advises U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY).
Prior to joining Tusk, Chris
worked for Mike Bloomberg for 12 years at City Hall, on
Mike’s three electoral campaigns, and at Bloomberg L.P.
During Chris’ time in City government, he helped set up the
first-ever NYC Digital Office at the Mayor’s Office of Media
and Entertainment. He co-authored the Roadmap for the Digital
City, which Mayor Bloomberg unveiled as the first digital blueprint
for City government in the nation. Before that, Chris worked
on the 2009 Bloomberg campaign as a senior communications
strategist, as First Deputy Commissioner of the Mayor’s
Community Assistance Unit where he helped manage the Mayor’s
community relationships, and as an assistant press secretary
and director of Mayor Bloomberg’s advance team.
Chris serves as the Chair of the
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and sits on the boards of
Women in Need (WIN), the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and The
Trevor Project, which works to prevent suicides in LGBTQ+
teens. Chris was named one of the Crain’s New York Notable LGBTQ
Leaders for 2022 and was a recipient of the 2021 Gay City News
For the past several years he has
been named to City & State’s Power Pride list of
influential gays in New York as well as to City & State’s Top 100
most influential New Yorkers list. He frequently appears on NY1 as
an expert on New York politics, and guest lectures at NYU on
government and public policy. Chris was born and raised in New York
City and now lives in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn with his husband and
their two children.
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