Rose Christ

Co-Chair, New York Practice

New York City

About Rose

Rose is the co-chair of the NY Public Strategies practice and a member of the group’s senior leadership team. For over a decade, Rose has worked to advocate on behalf of nonprofit organizations that provide critical arts, cultural and social services throughout the five boroughs. She is especially proud of her work to advocate for funding for organizations undertaking significant citywide programmatic initiatives and for major capital projects, including improvements to real property, ground-up construction, and equipment systems. Recent client projects and programs funded in part with city dollars include: the creation of a new large scale public art installation in Hudson River Park undertaken by the Whitney Museum of American Art, the transformation of a historic landmark building on Central Park West into the new Children’s Museum of Manhattan, and a 30 percent increase in free medically tailored home delivered meal services offered by God’s Love We Deliver.

Rose’s interest and expertise in the budget process also extends to her civic engagements, and she serves as trustee & new leaders co-chair for the Citizens Budget Commission of New York. In addition, she is a strong advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. She currently serves as president of the Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC (SDNYC) and was recently named to Crain’s 2021 Notable LGBTQ Leaders & Executives and City & State NY’s 2021 Pride Power 100.

Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, Rose was a senior government and regulatory adviser at the New York office of a national law firm and was also a communication and research assistant at a prior law firm. She previously worked in the Mayor’s Office of Public Information for the City of Charleston, S.C., where she handled public relations and media relations effects and developed and launched a social media campaign to support the mayor’s initiatives.

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