Michelle RhyuBoard Chair

Partner, Cooley, LLP

Dr. Michelle S. Rhyu is a partner in Cooley’s Intellectual Property group in the Litigation department. Dr. Rhyu has almost two decades of experience representing industry leaders and Fortune 500 companies, with a primary focus on high stakes disputes in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Peter Huh Board Vice Chair and Treasurer

Chairman and CEO, PAFCO (Pacific American Fish Company)

Peter Huh is Chairman and Co-Founder of PAFCO, a private family-owned international Seafood Company, located in Southern California and Boston. PAFCO was founded in 1977 and is currently ranked one of the top Seafood company in North America. PAFCO has a presence in South America, Mexico, Central America, Asia, India, Africa and Europe.

Suzanne Kim Doud Galli Board Secretary

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Suzanne Kim Doud Galli, MD, Ph.D., FACS is a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in solo practice in Washington, DC. In addition to her practice, she is involved in volunteerism and serving the Asian American community.

Susan Kim (BW)

Susan Kim Membership

Limited Partner, Operator Collective

Susan Kim is the CEO of Edmodo until March 2021, a global education technology platform with over 100 million members that connects learners with the community and resources needed to reach their full potential. Previously, she was CEO of EatWith, a Greylock Partners-backed global marketplace for communal dining featuring over 700 home chefs in 50 countries and 160 cities around the world, and the CEO of Plum District, an e-commerce start-up that under her leadership doubled to over 2 million members. She also spent time in various leadership positions at Google and eBay.

Salle Yoo Director

Limited Partner, Construct Capital

Salle Yoo was the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of quantum computing company IonQ. Formerly, she was the Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary, and General Counsel of Uber Technologies, Inc. Previously, Salle was a litigation partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

Charles Yoon Director

Partner, Yoon, LLP

Charles Yoon is a founding partner of Yoon & Kim LLP (now known as Yoon LLP). Prior to founding Yoon & Kim, Mr. Yoon was a litigation partner at the law firm of Thelen Reid & Priest where he began his legal career as an associate. He has over 23 years of experience in representing domestic and overseas clients. As counsel, he has prosecuted and defended a broad array of commercial disputes, including numerous cases involving Korean and Chinese entities.

Sun E. Choi General Counsel

Administrative Law Judge, Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings

Sun E. Choi is a trial attorney, litigator, and certified mediator, licensed in MD and DC with over 20 years of trial experience. Ms. Choi’s areas of practice are criminal defense and complex family law.

Michael Keyoung Director

Managing Director and Head of North America CBC Group

Michael Keyoung, MD, PhD is a physician, executive and investor with 20 years of experience. Dr. Keyoung is Managing Director and Head of North America for C-Bridge Capital, a leading healthcare Private Equity firm focused in Pan-Asia and North America. Dr. Keyoung is also Founding Managing Partner of Portola Capital Partners, US healthcare-focused investment firm that invests and advises healthcare companies.

Jinhee Ahn Kim Director

Co-Founder and CEO, UYU Ltd.

Jinhee is currently, CEO of esports organization, UYU.gg, which she co-founded in early 2017. With a competitive global roster including top pro gamers from North America, Korea, Japan, Greater China and Europe, UYU has quickly established itself as a contender across numerous esports games. In addition, UYU produces innovative live streaming content target towards the “esports generation” audience.

Hosea Chang Director

Chief Operating Officer, Hayden Global

Hosea Chang is the Chief Operating Officer at Hayden Global and oversees operations for various apparel brands, including Hayden Los Angeles and Hayden Girls. Hosea is also the President for JC6, a family investment vehicle that invests primarily in early-stage companies. Hosea transitioned from a legal career to an entrepreneurial one, due to his passion for building companies and mentoring others.

Eugene Choi Director

CEO and President, United Exchange Corp

Eugene Choi is the Chief Executive Officer and President of United Exchange Corp. (UEC), specializing in sales, marketing, and distribution of consumer packaged goods to grocery, drug, and mass retail markets.

Angela Killoren Director

Chief Executive Officer, CJ ENM America

Chief Executive Officer for CJ ENM America, oversees U.S. operations for CJ ENM, including the global corporation’s film distribution, Mnet and tvN US cable networks, and the KCON Hallyu convention and digital networks. In her decade-long career at CJ, she served numerous other leadership roles including chief marketing officer and chief operating officer.

Yul Kwon Director

Vice President, Product Management, Google

Yul Kwon is the Vice President, Product Management, Google. He previously served as Director of Product Management and Deputy Chief Privacy Officer at Facebook and as Deputy Chief of the FCC’s Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, an adjunct instructor at the FBI Academy, a legislative counsel in the U.S Senate, and a judicial clerk in the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also held positions at Google, McKinsey, and Venture Law Group.

Gloria J. Lee Director

Partner, Rutan & Tucker, LLP

Gloria Lee is the Client Relations Partner for Rutan & Tucker, LLP, one of the largest full-service law firms in California. She is the only Korean American partner and Chair of the Firm’s Business Development Committee. Gloria is also the Co-Founder of Kwell Laboratories and a Venture Partner of Ethos Fund, a tech fund with a focus on investments in Southeast Asia, Korea, and the U.S.

Kee B. Park Director

Director of Policy and Advocacy, Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School

As the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Scholar at the Department of Global Health and Social Change at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kee Park strives to bring safe, timely, and affordable surgical care to the neglected people in low-income countries.

Esther Song Director

Founder and CEO, Song Group

Esther is the founder and CEO of Song Group which brings together experienced experts in various fields with specialization in cross-border expansion with those looking to grow internationally between Asia and North America.

Lisa YangDirector

Partner, LimNexus LLP

Lisa J. Yang is a Partner in the Los Angeles office of LimNexus where her practice focuses on business litigation. Representing a wide range of clients, including major U.S. corporations, the Republic of Korea, Korean corporations with business dealings in the United States, nonprofit religious entities, elderly victims of World War II atrocities and Korean War veterans, Lisa handles complex commercial and contract disputes, defense of employment discrimination claims, wage and hour litigation, contests for corporate control, investment fraud, and commercial landlord-tenant disputes. Her practice spans both state and federal courts.

Gideon YuDirector

Co-Owner and Former NFL President, San Francisco 49ers

Gideon Yu is the Co-Owner and Former NFL President of the San Francisco 49ers and is the first ethnic minority President in NFL history. Gideon previously served as the Chairman and CEO of Bowers & Wilkins, one of the leading brands in home audio. These previous roles were the result of the startup he co-founded in 2014, EVA Automation, acquiring 50-year old Bowers & Wilkins in 2016.

Philip Yun Director

President and CEO, World Affairs Council of Northern California

Philip Yun is currently President and CEO of World Affairs Council of Northern California. Prior to this position, Philip served as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Ploughshares Fund, where he oversaw the organization’s entire range of day-to-day activities, including grantmaking, communications, financial management, and fundraising.

Leezie Kim Director

Chief Legal Officer, Fox Restaurant Concepts LLC

Leezie Kim is the Chief Legal Officer of Fox Restaurant Concepts LLC, a national restaurant group based in Phoenix, Arizona. She was for many years a partner in the national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP. She also completed four years of public service as a White House appointee to the U. S. Department of Homeland Security during the Obama Administration and as general counsel to Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano. She remains active in state and federal politics. She currently serves as the vice-chair of the Arizona Community Foundation and the chair of its Audit Committee.

Kate Seitz Director

Assurance Partner, RSM US LLP

Kate Seitz is an Assurance Partner at RSM US LLP with more than nineteen years of experience related to the public accounting industry, primarily focused on the financial services sector. She is also the National Director of Capital Markets. Kate is active in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion groups and serves as the national leader of RSM’s women’s employee network group with over 4500 members.

Randy Sim Director

President and Founder, Satsun Corporation

Randy Sim is the President and Founder of Satsun Corporation, a commercial real estate management and development company in Houston, TX. He and his wife Sue are the 2020 recipients of the American Leadership Forum’s Joseph Jaworski Leadership Award. Randy also serves as the Board Chair of the Korean American Society of Houston and chairs the Governance and Nominations Committee of the Asia Society Texas Center.

Soo Venkatesan Director

Partner, BFR Partners

Soo Venkatesan is an investor and nonprofit advisor with experience in finance, private equity, and philanthropy. She supports a portfolio of investments and entrepreneurial ventures through BFR Partners and other family entities. Previously, she invested in a venture to mid-market companies as Vice President at J.P. Morgan Capital. She has advised nonprofit leaders on board governance, organizational capacity, and fundraising in various roles, including senior grantmaker at the Bechtel and Moore foundations.