(Chee-kay Ah-Goo) currently serves as Chief Innovation Officer (CInO) at the US Department of Labor, appointed by President Biden. His role extends as Senior Advisor for Delivery where he leads efforts to use data, emerging technologies, and innovative practices to advance and protect American workers. Previously, Chike launched the Community College Growth Engine Fund, a national multimillion dollar effort helping community colleges train thousands for careers in high growth fields. He has also engaged in education through the Fulbright Scholar Program in Asia and as the director of corporate strategy and performance technologies at Education Advisory Board. Additionally, Chike served as CEO of a national social enterprise which helped connect 500,000 Americans in 48 states to affordable internet and digital skills.
Chike holds degrees from Tufts University (B.A.), Harvard Graduate School of Education (Ed.M), Harvard Kennedy School of Government (MPA), and University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School (MBA). He is a former Presidential Leadership Scholar; Council on Foreign Relations term member; 40 under 40 honoree from Wharton and Washington Business Journal; and member of the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Board. Chike, his wife and their two children proudly call Prince George’s County, MD home.