Kaitesi Munroe

Principal, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

New York

(212) 453-3945

(212) 509-9492

Recent Publication:

Controversial Citywide Hotel Text Amendment Debated at City Planning Commission [Alert]

Alyssa Baldassini, Kaitesi Munroe, Vivien Krieger, Katie Schwab discuss the city’s proposed City-Wide Hotel Special Permit and how community boards and borough presidents are responding.

Kaitesi assists clients with strategies to develop relationships with elected officials, community leaders, and trade associations. She has a broad range of experience identifying and analyzing local, state, and federal legislation and legislative and regulatory proposals addressing racing, gaming tech, and socioeconomic matters. She has also interfaced with industry stakeholders, legislators, program staff, and regulators on policy matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Kaitesi was the government affairs & social impact associate at The Madison Square Garden Company, where she assisted in the implementation and operation of the MSG Relief Fund, a $2.6 million fund to support MSG employees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. She also served on the company’s 15-member Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council to promote equity within the workforce and supply chain.

Kaitesi was also a legislative analyst for New York State Assembly, where she designed the enabling legislative framework that implemented Daily Fantasy Sports in New York that generated multi-million dollars in state revenue. She also co-founded the Caucus Young Professionals, which has raised more than $15,000 to implement the first ever Annual Young Professional Networking Receptions for the NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators’ Caucus weekend, which was attended by over 1,000 state and city legislators, political staffers, and advocates.

Kaitesi earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Buffalo and her master’s degree in Public Administration from SUNY Albany Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy.

 

News

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Continues the Expansion of New York Group with the Addition of Kaitesi Munroe

June 02, 2021

Coming to the firm from The Madison Square Garden Company, where she served as a government affairs & social impact associate, Munroe will represent clients at the state and local levels and expand the firm’s reach with public officials and community leaders.

Publications

Controversial Citywide Hotel Text Amendment Debated at City Planning Commission [Alert]

August 02, 2021

Alyssa Baldassini, Kaitesi Munroe, Vivien Krieger, Katie Schwab discuss the city’s proposed City-Wide Hotel Special Permit and how community boards and borough presidents are responding.

NYC Is Moving Towards Creating a Permanent Open Restaurants Program [Alert]

July 20, 2021

Alyssa Baldassini, Kaitesi Munroe, Vivien Krieger, and Katie Schwab discuss Mayor de Blasio's plan to make the temporary Open Restaurants Program permanent.

NYC Council Approves Proposal to Mandate Racial Equity Reports for Certain Land Use Applications [Alert])

June 28, 2021

Alyssa Baldassini, Kaitesi Munroe, Vivien Krieger and Katie Schwab discuss the NYC Council Approval of the Proposal to Mandate Racial Equity Reports for Certain Land Use Applications

Education

  • SUNY–Albany, M.P.A., 2019
  • SUNY - University at Buffalo, B.S., 2013

New Leaders Council- Capital District Chapter, Fellow, 2019

NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators’ Annual Labor Luncheon, Coordinator, 2018

American University Women & Politics Institute WeLead Leadership Program, Fellow, 2017