Our Members

Only by representing the broad Korean American community will CKA be fully equipped to accomplish its mission. With a growing membership, we are strengthening our visibility and influence— highlighting the power of our community. The strength of CKA lies in our community, our membership, and our network of supporters. Our members represent diverse sectors and professions, from business, medicine, law, and academia to entertainment and the arts. By joining CKA, our members become donors and ambassadors of the organization.

Membership Directory

Managing Director, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

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Chief Development Officer, CA Market for Equality Health Network

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Director of the Washington, D.C. Office, The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)

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Senior Expert on North Korea, U.S. Institute of Peace

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Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Summit Materials

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Founder and CEO, Brougher Strategies

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Venture Partner, Khosla Ventures

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Founder and CEO, Forever 21

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Professor of Ethnic Studies & Founder and Director, University of California, Riverside – Young Oak Kim Center

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CEO, The Korea Times

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Founder and CEO, Yogurtland Franchising Inc.

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Chief Clinical Informatics Officer, Clover Health

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Founder and CEO, KindredBio

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Global Head of Trading, Cumberland | DRW

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Assistant Executive Director, New York City Campaign Finance Board

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Senior Field Representative, Office Of Senator Holly J. Mitchell

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Managing Director, GI Partners

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Manager of Federal Government Relations, Verizon Communications

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Founder & CEO, Seven Seas Export

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Co-Founder & CFO, Concealment Express, LLC

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Professor, UCSD and President/Director, JCB

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President, PUST DMS Foundation

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Co-Director and Asst. Professor of Medicine and Radiology, The George Washington University School of Medicine

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Professor and Head of Entrepreneurship Program, Loyola Marymount University

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CEO & President, United Exchange Corp.

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Director of Policy, New York City Mayor’s Office

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Partner, Baker Botts LLP

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Partner, VENG Group

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Chief Business and Strategy Officer, Global Blood Therapeutics

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Global Medical Director, Samsung Electronics

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General Partner, Knighted Ventures

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Managing Partner, DC Metro Law LLC

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Partner, Venture Capital, Vulcan Capital

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Director Growth & Giving, Vision to Learn

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CEO, Equilar, Inc.

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Chief of Staff, Office of Virginia State Senator Barbara Favola

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Chief Executive Officer, Innovo Property Group

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Owner, Capitale

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Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The George Washington University

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Managing Director, DAG Ventures

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Vice President of Policy & External Affairs, Holt International

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Facial Plastic Surgeon, Virginia Facial Plastics

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Founder and Managing Director, Draper Athena

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President, Timothy Haahs & Associates, Inc

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Manager, International Investment Specialist, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency

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Managing Director, Charlesbank

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Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University

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Founder, Dura Coat Products, Inc.

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Senior Vice President and General Counsel, eBay

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Vice-Chairman, PAFCO (Pacific American Seafood Company)

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Chairman and CEO, PAFCO (Pacific American Fish Company)

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Associate General Counsel, Verizon Communications Inc.

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Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

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President and CEO, Korean Churches for Community Development

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Managing Director and Global Head of Rates & Currencies Origination, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Trial Attorney, Nassiri & Jung LLP

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Director, Kahng Foundation

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Chief of Staff, Office Of Councilmember Anita Bonds

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Chief Legal Officer, Chronicle LLC

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Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UCLA

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Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Walt Disney International, North Asia

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Chairman of Pacific Rim, Sperry Commercial Global Affiliates

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Chairwoman, Ewha University Alumnae Association of Chicago

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Chancellor and CEO, Fremont College/Fremont Private Investments

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Managing Director and Head of North America C-Bridge Capital

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Staff Physician, Medical Readiness Clinic, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

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Principal, RoivantNEXT, Roivant Sciences, Inc.

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Managing Director, Old Mills Partners

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Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Netgear

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Public Policy & Government Affairs Manager, Google

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CEO, Chief Social Equity Strategist, Equal Pay Company

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Founding Chairman & CEO, Kizan International, dba Louis Raphael

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Managing Director & CEO of US Operations, China Renaissance Securities

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Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

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CEO, C2Education

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Vice President of Government Affairs, Hyundai Motor Company

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Assistant Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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Visiting Senior Fellow, Korean Peninsula Future Forum

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Professor, Ethnic Studies Department, Asian American Studies, University of California, Berkeley

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Director of Strategic Research Advancement, University of Hawaii

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Chief Financial Officer, Roti Modern Mediterranean

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Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Goodwater Capital

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Partner, LimNexus LLP

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Vice President of Product, Senior Director of Customer Retention, Wayfair, Inc.

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Founder, Remember727

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President & CEO, Inovio Pharmaceuticals

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Co-Founder & CEO, UYU Ltd.

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President and CEO, CBB Bank

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Partner, KPMG

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Partner, O’Melveny & Myers

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Chair, Intellectual Property Practice, Rubin and Rudman LLP

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Medical Director, Ark Clinical Research

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Commissioner of the New York State Liquor Authority, The State of New York

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Chairman, President, and CEO, BBCN Bancorp and BBCN Bank

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Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

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General Counsel, Fox Restaurant Concepts

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Director, International Business Development, Major League Baseball

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Founding Partner, Kobre & Kim LLP

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Dentist, Bryant Park Dental Associates

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Partner, Williams & Connolly, LLP

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President and Managing Member, Aventis Asset Management

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Senior Deputy Attorney General, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General

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Trial Partner, LimNexus LLP

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Co-Founder & CEO, Fair Market Financial

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Deputy City Attorney, Office of The City Attorney Los Angeles

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Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley

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Assistant Comptroller, City of New York for the Bureau of Law & Adjustment

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Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Sequoia Consulting Group

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Managing Partner and Founder, PGP Capital Advisors

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Chief Innovation Officer, Asian Pacific Community Fund

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Trader, Aventis Asset Management LLC

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Deputy Associate Director, Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations (RAIO), U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services

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Deputy Comptroller for State Government Accountability, Office of the New York State Comptroller

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Partner, Ropes & Gray

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Managing Partner, LKP Global Law, LLP

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Senior Writer, Mack Sumner Communications

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CEO, Samsung Bioepis

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Professor, California State University, Fullerton

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Chief Operating Officer, Archegos Capital Management, LP

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CEO, PERVERSE sunglasses

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Managing Director, Bankers Capital International

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Selectman, Town of Andover

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Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors LLC

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Director, U.S.-Korea Institute, Johns Hopkins University

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President & CEO, Hanmi Bank

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Plastic Surgeon, Edmund Kwan, MD PC

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Director of Product Management, Facebook

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COO and CFO, Impossible Foods

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Chief Executive Officer, 10x Market, LLC

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Founder and President, Jamison Services, Inc.

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Political Adviser, U.S. Mission to the United Nations, U.S. State Department

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Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

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President and CEO, Refraction

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Partner, Rutan & Tucker, LLP

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Director of Investments, Stifel | Moldaver, Paterson & Lee Group

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Director, Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy

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Co-Managing Partner, Knighted Ventures

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Partner, Nelson Mullins

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Chief Operating Officer and Chief Development Officer, MyoKardia

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Executive Director, Korean Community Services of Metropolitan NY

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Partner, Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Correspondent, CGTN America

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Public Affairs Specialist, Department of State

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Founder and Creative Director, Jessica Grant & Suzan Lee

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Vice President & General Counsel, Toshiba America Electronic Components

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Associate, Knobbe Martens LLP

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Managing Partner, LimNexus LLP

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Executive Vice President and Chief Legal & Risk Officer, Target Corporation

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Global CEO of Analytics, Aon

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Partner | Director of Productions, International Secret Agents

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Partner, Covington & Burling, LLP

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Assistant Professor, UC Irvine School of Law

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Partner, LimNexus LLP

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Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations, I Squared Capital

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Director of Global Government Affairs, Amgen

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General Partner, Altos Ventures

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Medical Director, Inova Laboratories, Inova Health System

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Managing Partner, Clarity Partners, LLC

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Distinguished Professor of Korean Studies (Retired), Georgetown University

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Founding Partner, Shumener, Odson, Oh LLP

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EVP/Chief Commercial Officer, Homeplus

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President, Forever 21

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Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Regional Health Command – Atlantic

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Lead Director, Seagate Technology

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Partner, Morgan Lewis

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Acting Prosecutor, Union County, NJ

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Founder and Managing Partner, HC Park & Associates, PLC

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Retired Senior Vice President and General Counsel, PG&E Corporation

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Former Executive Editor, People Magazine

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Paul Farmer Global Surgery Scholar, Harvard Medical School

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Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorneys Office, Central District of California

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Co-founder and President, DramaFever Corp

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Chief Executive Janitor, General Building Maintenance, Inc.

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Partner, Park Jensen Bennett LLP

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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PMAC Lending Services, Inc.

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President & CEO, GeneOne Life Science, Inc.

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CEO, Pegula Sports & Entertainment

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Partner, Catalyst

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Manager, Human Freedom, George W. Bush Presidential Center

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Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, and General Counsel, Altura Credit Union

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2017 Special Counsel, US Department of Justice

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Name Partner, Bird Marella

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Partner Cooley, LLP

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Dean and Chancellor’s Professor of Law, UCI School of Law

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Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center

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Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Geisinger Health System

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President and CEO Entertainment Affiliates, CJ Group

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Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP

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Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

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Producer, NBC’s “Stay Tuned”

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Professor/Director, Sociology/International Studies, Stanford University

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Senior Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Commerce

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Invasive Cardiologist & Vein Specialist, Statesboro Cardiology

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Partner, LimNexus, LLP

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Vice President for Global Initiatives Director, TREAT Asia amfAR – The Foundation for AIDS Research

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CEO and Chairwoman, Superior Grocers

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Chief Medical Officer, ATGen Global

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Fellow, Stimson Center

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Associate, Bird Marella Boxer Wolpert Nessim Drooks Lincenberg & Rhow

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Executive Consultant, IBM

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Partner, LimNexus LLP

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Founder & CEO, Michael Yang Capital Management, LLC

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Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, New York University School of Medicine

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Managing Partner, Law Offices of Yun Jung Yang, LLC

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Chief Investment Officer, Real Hospitality Group

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CEO, Pingo Solar

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Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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Investor and Advisor

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Partner, Yoon, LLP

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Vice President, Campbell & Company

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Managing Counsel, North Asia, Tesla Inc.

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CEO, Talent Age Associates

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Managing Partner, Kinzie Capital Partners, LLC

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CEO, Various

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Medical Director, Brain Tumor Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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Executive Director & COO, Ploughshares Fund

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