William Chun serves as the Deputy Mayor of Economic Development. Over two decades, he has been involved in a broad range of economic development projects and investment deals.
Mr. Chun is charged with growing a prosperous economy; specifically creating jobs, attracting investment and increasing tourism. He oversees six departments totaling over 6,000 employees and a combined budget of $8.6 billion: Department of City Planning, Department of Building & Safety, Los Angeles World Airports, Port of Los Angeles, Department of Convention & Tourism Development, and the Economic & Workforce Development Department. He has worked on key initiatives for the Mayor such as raising the minimum wage, cutting the business tax, forming the Mayor's Tech Council and launching the Evolve Entertainment Fund.
Before joining the Mayor’s Office in 2013, Mr. Chun was Vice President at Capri Global, a private equity and investment manager with almost $4 billion of assets under management. He was responsible for sourcing and underwriting acquisitions, asset management and equity investment activities including origination, direct and joint venture investing.
Prior to Capri, he was at CRA/LA and at CBRE’s consulting group (NYSE: CBRE).
A native Angeleno, Mr. Chun holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at Wesleyan University.