Executive Director, Government
Program Development, Affairs & Research

Alex Choi

Alex Choi currently serves as the Executive Director, Government Program Development, Affairs & Research for the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO).

As a seasoned public policy and communications professional with a background working in and around Federal, State, and Local Governments, Alex is experienced in distilling complex issues into clear, effective, and compelling messaging to enable public and private sector executives to advocate for and implement practical solutions to emerging issues.

In his role, he reports to TEDCO’s Chief Government Program Development, Affairs & Policy Officer, to build relationships with State and Federal policy leaders to advance TEDCO’s budgetary, legislative, and regulatory priorities. Applying a data driven approach, he identifies, researches, and helps make recommendations on policy and metric trends that influence the evolving innovation ecosystem and impact TEDCO’s portfolio companies and programs, translating industry data into compelling content that tells the TEDCO story and drives policy changes that advance Maryland’s innovation ecosystem. Coordinating closely across TEDCO staff, Alex assists Mindy with launching new legislatively created programs, supporting the transition from policy to program. 

Alex is also responsible for leading TEDCO’s Cyber Maryland Program, working closely with the Cyber Maryland Board, Cyber Maryland Advisory Workgroup, and other ecosystem stakeholders to develop and implement a statewide strategy to strengthen Maryland’s Cybersecurity Workforce pipeline infrastructure. Serving as a convenor and coordinator for the Cybersecurity workforce ecosystem, the Cyber Maryland program works to leverage Maryland’s strong Cybersecurity workforce assets to accelerate and maintain the State’s position as a leader in Cybersecurity, ensuring a resilient and nimble workforce pipeline infrastructure that can evolve to meet the needs of the rapidly changing industry. 

Prior to joining TEDCO, Alex has served in various capacities within Maryland State Government under both the Hogan and the Moore Administrations, including as a Policy Advisor to the Deputy Chief of Staff in the Governor’s Office, Communications Director for the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives, and Placement Assistant in the Governor’s Appointments Office, among other roles. Alex has also held positions at the Maryland Bankers Association, and as staff within the Maryland General Assembly. 

Alex holds a BA in Economics and History from the University of Maryland.