White House Profile
Ronnie Cho
Former Associate Director of Public Engagement

Ronnie Cho is the former Associate Director of the Office of Public Engagement. Prior to joining the White House, he was an editor at the Newsweek Daily Beast Company in New York City where he wrote and edited content related to social justice, innovation, and social entrepreneurship. In 2009, Cho worked at the Federal Communications Commission as part of the team that wrote the National Broadband Plan and also served as Associate Director, Office of Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Phoenix, Arizona native has worked on several political and issue campaigns including Senator John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano’s 2006 gubernatorial race, and most recently on the Obama for America campaign beginning in Iowa in 2007. He was also featured in the HBO documentary “By The People: The Election of Barack Obama” that followed President Obama’s historic campaign. He went to Arizona State University.

Ronnie Cho's Posts

  • Deadline Approaching: Campus “Champions of Change” Challenge

    The White House Office of Public Engagement and mtvU are proud to announce the first ever Campus “Champions of Change” Challenge. The Challenge invites college and university students from across the country to demonstrate how their student-led project is improving their campus community and helping America win the future.


  • Women

    Giving Thanks

    In this special Thanksgiving edition of “Women Working to Do Good,” our friends at HelloGiggles profile Eva Radke, the founder of a not-for-profit organization that is creating socially responsible and sustainable solutions from media industry waste.


  • Service

    For the Win: What Are You Passionate About?

    Ashlee Kephart, founder of Kids For A Better World, Inc., describes what inspired her to take action and start her own organization.


  • Women

    Showing Up in a Big Way

    This edition of Women Working to Do Good highlights a young woman that has shown up in a big way.


  • Economy

    The Empact100 Recognition Event

    The White House hosts some of country’s brightest young entrepreneurs at the Empact100 Recognition Event.


  • For the Win: The Next Greatest Generation

    Mohit Jain, a 17 year-old from Omaha, Nebraska, shares what he learned at the World Youth Volunteering Summit in Barranquilla, Colombia.


  • Women

    Art Cart in The Big Apple

    This week’s Women Working to Do Good profile of Hannah Flegelman highlights the savvy way she is bringing creativity to the people in the streets of New York City proving that art can be discovered anywhere.


  • Service

    For the Win: The Language of Acceptance

    Clay, a 17 year-old from Lake Park, GA, combined his interests in the Spanish language and reading to develop a bilingual reading program for elementary school age children at local libraries and schools in his community.


  • Women

    An “Eco-Renaissance” Woman

    This week's Women Working to Do Good highlights Erin Schrode, a New York Univeristy student commited to creating big change.


  • Service

    Announcing the 2011 Campus “Champions of Change” Challenge

    The White House Office of Public Engagement and mtvU are proud to announce the first ever Campus “Champions of Change” Challenge. The Challenge invites college and university students from across the country to demonstrate how their student led project is improving their campus community and helping America win the future.


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