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May 16, 2011

Mayor-elect Announces New Commissioner for Chicago's Department of Human Resources

Previously posted on April 21, 2011

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel today named Soo Choi as the next Commissioner of the City of Chicago's Department of Human Resources. Soo Choi is currently Deputy Inspector General in charge of Hiring Oversight in the Office of the Inspector General of the City of Chicago.

"Soo Choi's experience monitoring and policing the City's hiring practices makes her an ideal candidate to lead the Department of Human Resources," said Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel. "During the campaign, I pledged to overhaul the City's hiring processes. Taxpayers deserve a City government that hires the best qualified candidates, not the best connected. Soo Choi has the experience, commitment and talent needed to see that change through."

Soo Choi, Commissioner of Department of Human Resources

Soo Choi currently serves the City as Deputy Inspector General (IG) in charge of Hiring Oversight in Chicago's Inspector General's Office. Previously, Choi served as an Assistant Inspector General. In her 5 years at the IG's Office, Choi has tackled the City's hiring problems and inefficiencies. As Deputy IG, Choi works extensively with the City Department of Human Resources. She advises the Department, helping to reform its processes and draft hiring plans, policies and procedures. Choi also reviews, monitors and audits key hiring and employment processes across all City departments. Before joining the IG's office, Choi practiced law at the Chicago firms Much Shelist and at Kirkland and Ellis LLP. Choi earned her JD at Cornell Law School, her MA at the University of Chicago, and received her Bachelor's degree from Duke University.