Dear Distinguished CKA Members and Friends,
I am proud to introduce our 16 newest members to the Council of Korean Americans. Our Fall 2022 membership cohort is composed of trailblazers and innovators in law, business, finance, government, health, and academia. These new members represent some of the brightest Korean American leaders in the country.
We are honored to have them join our ever-growing CKA community and look forward to their active participation in future programs.
Congratulations to our new members! Thank you for all your support.
Abraham Kim, Ph.D.
Council of Korean Americans
INTRODUCING OUR NEW CKA MEMBERS
If interested in becoming a CKA Member, please submit your member application here. CKA’s Membership Committee reviews these applications every quarter.
Public Relations Manager
Annie Canada is a marketing and communications professional with 15 years of experience in commercial real estate. She develops strategic plans and creative ideas that promote the CIM brand, owned and managed assets, key differentiators, and capabilities.
J.P. Morgan Chase
Jen works in the financial services industry as a sales executive. A creative at heart, she is interested in connecting with leaders and innovators with a Korean American specific agenda and identity.
Eugene is an engineer in the semiconductor industry and is currently an Engineering Manager at Apple. He is interested in learning about social justice issues and hopes to gain guidance and mentorship in being a more active and impactful leader both in his career and community.
Andrew has a background in applied mathematics, and fine arts, and experience ranging from visual effects to computer animation to video games.
Freehand Tech LLC
Helen Kim is an entrepreneur, who brings cutting-edge technology to market. She is passionate about transforming industries by discovering breakthrough technology and building the best team to bring its unique value to the market.
Parsus Law LLP
Jen Kim is a corporate attorney and a certified life coach. As Senior Counsel at Parsus LLP, she specializes in M&A and startup work, with a passion for helping entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.
Marissa is an attorney practicing corporate and international tax in Washington, DC. She has worked in both private and public sectors ranging from an investment bank to an endowment fund, federal institutions, and a law firm.
Sang Hoon Lee
Sang Hoon Lee, PhD., founded ABL Bio in February 2016 with the vision to build a company that offers patients a better life based on innovative science. Under his leadership, ABL has advanced four bispecific antibodies into clinical trials, demonstrating unprecedented speed and commitment among South Korean biotechnology companies.
Jenner & Block LLP
Elin handles business disputes and defends companies against class action lawsuits. She also represents companies in financial services litigation and construction and real estate litigation.
VP of R&D
Hosung Park is the Vice President of Research and Development at the Project Management Office of iRobot. He has extensive experience in consumer product development and web/mobile-based business solutions development with the goal of improving daily life.
Sooj is in the guitar / musical instrument industry where he manages wholesale and DTC business.
Woo-Jin Shim is currently a Finance Director for Cloudbeds, a hospitality tech startup company. He has also held corporate finance positions at San Diego Gas and Electric and Qualcomm.
Hyejung (Janet) Shin
Claims Management Counsel, Corporate Risk Management
Janet is an attorney working in a large healthcare organization (Northwell Health) managing outside counsel on our professional liability claims as well as various Risk Management leadership functions.
Michael Song is a partner at Dechert LLP, focusing on Intellectual Property Litigation. He represents clients on complex patent litigation matters involving a broad range of technologies, including semiconductors, computer hardware and software, network security, telecommunications and medical devices.
Director, Global Mental Health
Harvard / Boston Children’s Hospital
Suzan Song, MD, MPH, Ph.D. is a child/adolescent & adult psychiatrist and author, currently Director of Global Mental Health at Harvard / Boston Children’s Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry at George Washington University.
Tae Young Woo
Founder & CEO
Tae Young Woo is the Founder and CEO of Finestra, a healthcare data startup developing tools to make medical care more transparent and accessible to Americans.