Otis Rolley

Rolley, Otis
Regional Director, City and Practice Management, North America, 100 Resilient Cities

Otis brings to 100RC an entire career dedicated toward resilience and urban development in the private, non-profit and public sectors. He has worked in housing, community economic development, strategic planning, performance management, municipal administration, urban, regional and transportation planning.

Prior to joining 100RC, Otis served as CEO of Newark, NJ’s economic development corporation. He was a senior manager at a national public-sector management consultant firm leading their strategic planning, change and performance management work in municipalities and large urban school districts. He also was the founding president of a regional nonprofit dedicated to improving and expanding transit and transportation options for Central Maryland. His extensive public sector experience includes serving in various leadership positions with five different mayors in three large US cities. He has been a chief of staff managing a $2 billion budget; city planning director for the America’s largest independent city; and he has served as 1st deputy housing commissioner for the 5th largest public housing and community development agency in the US. 

An honors graduate, Otis earned his BA from Rutgers University and a masters from M.I.T.

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