MEMBERSHIP

Nomination Process

CKA accepts member nominations year-round. CKA Membership and Nominations Committee will convene twice a year to review nominations.

Nomination

Executive Director, Brightline Defense

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Managing Member, Magellan Road LLC

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Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCLA Health

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CFO, 3D Live, Inc.

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Chief Medical Officer, Hicuity Health

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Director of Research and Therapeutics, Casdin Capital, LLC

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VP of Marketing Programs and Corporate Social Responsibility, KinderCare Education

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Co-CEO, KKR

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Founder & CEO, Matter of Fact

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Marketing & Operations, Brian Beaury Jiu Jitsu

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Senior Manager, Corporate Governance (Legal), The Oversight Board, LLC

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Venture Partner, Khosla Ventures

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Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

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Director, Public Relations, CIM Group

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Attorney, Law Offices of Alex Cha & Associates

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Founder & Former 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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COO, Hayden Los Angeles

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CEO, The Korea Times

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Founder, Your Change Provider, PLLC

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Founder & CEO, Yogurtland

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Independent Consultant

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Founder & CEO, Infinita Life Science

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Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group

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Partner, CMS Holdings

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Assistant Executive Director, New York City Campaign Finance Board

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President & CEO, Bread for the World; Founder & President, One Day’s Wages

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Executive Director, CrystalGenomics Pharmaceuticals and Managing Partner, Valuence Capital

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President, PacificWest Energy Solutions

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Partner, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones

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CEO, NewBridge Investments

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Founder, United Exchange Corp.

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Senior Director of Programs, The Eisner Foundation

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CEO & President, United Exchange Corp.

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Senior Vice President - US Head of Listing Qualifications and Market Surveillance, Nasdaq

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Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

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Assistant General Counsel, Stack Overflow

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Senior Vice President, Acquisitions, Red Stone Equity Partners

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Ji Mi Choi

VP, Knowledge Enterprise at Arizona State University

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CEO, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

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Managing Partner, Knighted Ventures

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Senior Director of Strategy and GTM, Affirm

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Administrative Law Judge, Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings

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Venture Capital, Cercano Management

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Executive Director, Vision to Learn

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Founder & CEO, Equilar, Inc.

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COO, SilverBox Capital

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Director of Athletics, Washington State University

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CEO, Innovo Property Group

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Attorney & Entrepreneur

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Vice President, Real Estate Banking Treasury Sales, J.P. Morgan

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President, The Carey School

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Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County

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Associate VP for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The George Washington University

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Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Managing Director, Austin Capital Partners

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Managing Director, DAG Ventures

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Former VP of Policy & External Affairs, Holt International

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Professor of Music, & Director of Bands, UCLA

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Director of Business and Legal Affairs, Roku, Inc.

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Partner, Yoon & Yang LLC

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Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Chase

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Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

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Founder & Managing Director, Draper Athena

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Founder, P31Business Ministry

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Implantologist & Cosmetic Dentist, Gentle Dental Care/Georgia Dental Implant Center

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Managing Director & Head of Technology Equity Capital Markets, Cantor Fitzgerald

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Partner, Greenberg Glusker LLP

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Author, Educator, & Speaker, Dr. Stephanie Han LLC

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Managing Director, Charlesbank

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Director of International and Interagency-5G, Department of Defense - Office of the Secretary of Defense

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Partner, McDermott Will & Emery, LLP

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Chair & Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Florida

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Board Member, StatLab

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SVP, Chief Legal Officer, & General Counsel, eBay

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Vice-Chairman, Pacific American Fish Company (PAFCO)

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Chairman & CEO, Pacific American Fish Company (PAFCO)

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Deputy General Counsel, Benchling, Inc.

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Partner & COO, MSP Sports Capital

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Founder & CEO, FiscalNote

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CAD Manager, Apple

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Acting Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

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President & CEO, Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE)

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Partner, Novo Holdings

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Director for Critical Korean Studies and Professor of English & Asian American Studies, University of California, Irvine

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Connie Chung Joe

CEO, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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President & Principal, Jonak Law Group, P.C.

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Chief Operating Officer, Global Corporate & Investment Banking, Bank of America

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Principal, Nassiri & Jung LLP

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Partner, MPGA - Mental Performance Golf Academy

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Director, Kahng Foundation

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President, PacificWest Energy Solutions

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COO & General Counsel Stairwell, Inc

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CEO & Co-Founder, Appia Bio

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Distinguished Professor of Law and Distinguished Professor of Asian American Studies, UCLA School of Law

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Senior International Affairs Analyst, U.S. Government Accountability Office

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President, The Walt Disney Company, Asia Pacific

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U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

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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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Senior Policy Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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Chancellor and CEO, Fremont College/Fremont Private Investments

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Managing Director and Head of North America CBC Group

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Chief Executive Officer, CJ ENM America

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Managing Partner, Valparaiso Capital Partners

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Principal, RoivantNEXT, Roivant Sciences, Inc.

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Managing Director, Old Mills Partners

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Physician, GI Center of California President, Korean American Graduate Medical Association

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Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Netgear

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Effects Artist, Valve Software

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Founding Chairman & CEO, Kizan International, dba Louis Raphael

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CEO & Founder, Crave Global Inc

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Partner, Co-Chair Global Capital Markets, Cooley LLP

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

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Chief Financial Officer of Crothall Laundry Services

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Executive Director at Moelis & Company

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Partner at Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP

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CEO, C2Education

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Managing Director, DigiTx Partners

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Assistant Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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Children’s Court Attorney, Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers

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Sr. VP and Principal, National Transportation Policy and Multimodal Strategy, WSP USA

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Private Investor

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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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Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Goodwater Capital

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SVP Planning and Strategy, Signature HealthCare Services

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Founder, Kaleb Group

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Partner, LimNexus LLP

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Senior Legal Counsel, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance

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President, Freehand Tech LLC

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President & CEO, Inovio Pharmaceuticals

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Founder and CEO, Urbantec Development Partners, LLC.

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Senior Manager / President, Aprio, LLP / Southeast U.S. Korean Chamber of Commerce

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Partner, Keller Benvenutti Kim LLP

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CEO, DataLocker, Inc.

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Senior Counsel, Parsus Law LLP

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Investment Officer, Spring Point Partners LLC

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Co-Founder & CEO, UYU Ltd.

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Founder & CEO, Deep C Digital LLC

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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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President, U.S. Business & U.S. Country Head, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

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Medical Director, Ark Clinical Research

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Plastic Surgeon, Dream Medical Group

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

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Commissioner, NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)

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Vice President, SK, Inc.

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Chief Legal Officer, Fox Restaurant Concepts

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Venture Partner, Third Rock Ventures

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Joint Head of US Biotech, Jefferies

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Chief Investment Officer, Lalia Capital

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Founding Partner, Kobre & Kim LLP

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Professor, Montclair State University

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Head, Business Development & Alliance Management, Jounce Therapeutics

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Professor of Sociology, Texas A&M University

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Principal, LaSalle Asset Management

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Attorney, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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Co-founder, co-director and Senior Research Fellow

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Trial Partner, LimNexus LLP

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Shareholder & Co-Chair of the Global Finance Practice, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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Founder and Trustee, Robin-Hwajin Yoon Kim Foundation

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Member of New York Assembly

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CEO, ABL Bio

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

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Managing Partner and Founder, PGP Capital Advisors

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International Director

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Limited Partner, Operator Collective

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Senior Director, Coupa Software Inc.

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Managing Director, Independent Directors Council

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

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CEO, Tina Kim Gallery

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Senior Counsel, Ropes & Gray

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Vice President, SML Genetree Sciences

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Chief People Officer of IndiEV

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CEO, Samsung Bioepis

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Chief Technology Officer and Head of Quantitative Research, Archegos Capital Management

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CEO, PERVERSE sunglasses

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Producer & Media Executive

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President, Arco Collaborative

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Associate Professor of Law and R. Gordon Butler Scholar in International Law, Boston University School of Law

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Chil Kong

Consulting Producer, Bossy Bear / Adjunct Professor of Theater, Bowie State University

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President & CEO, Hanmi Bank

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Plastic Surgeon, Edmund Kwan, MD PC

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Founder & Managing Partner, Physicians Premier

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Vice President, Product Management, Google

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Executive Director, Woori Show

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CFO & CEO, WEBTOON Entertainment

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Partner, Investcorp Strategic Capital

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Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

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Vice President, Goldman Sachs

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President and CEO, Refraction

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Partner, Rutan & Tucker, LLP

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Product Manager for Android Privacy & Security, Google

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Assistant Director, International Monetary Fund

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Managing Director, Rockefeller Capital Management

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Partner, Centerview Partners

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

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Principal, Obra Architects

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Radiologist, Screenwriter & Producer, SCPMG/Kaiser & Double Happiness Productions

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Co-Managing Partner, Knighted Ventures

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Founder, B-SPOKE LLC

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Partner, RSM US

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Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Riley Hospital for Children

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Venture Partner, 5AM Ventures

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Partner, Nelson Mullins

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Kristen Lee

Senior Medical Director, Pfizer

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Co-Founder and CEO of GenEdit

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Vice Chair and Chief Executive, Officer of HS Manufacturing Group Vice Chair, Greentech Global Pte. Ltd.

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Chief Development Officer, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

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SVP, Chief of Staff to the Executive Chairman, The Walt Disney Company

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CEO of Robin Lee LLC

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Chief, Department of Dental Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

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Member, Law Office of Stephen Chahn Lee, LLC

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Bae Family Professor of Government, Harvard University

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Managing Partner, LimNexus LLP

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Junie Lim

General Counsel, Novo Ventures Inc.

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Professor and Chair of Neurosurgery at Stanford University

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

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Chief Innovation Officer, Guidewire Software

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Founder & CEO, NUNA Consulting Group, LLC

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grace han mcmahon

Associate Vice President and Head, Pacific Business Development & Licensing, Merck & Co., Inc.

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Organizational Psychologist | Senior Board Consultant, Board First Consulting, LLC

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Partner, Covington & Burling, LLP

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Senior Director of Brand Strategy & Innovation, SmartyPants Vitamins

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Former Partner and Head of Investor Relations, I Squared Capital

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Partner, Andreeseen Horowitz

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Director of Global Government Affairs, Amgen

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Founder/Managing Partner, PrognosUs; Chief Scientific Officer, Synthesys Brain Health

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Managing Partner, Altos Ventures

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Medical Director, Inova Laboratories, Inova Health System

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Former Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

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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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Disability Programs & Services Counselor/Learning Disabilities Specialist, Chaffey College

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Physician, UC Irvine

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Executive Director, Gilead Sciences

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EVP/Chief Commercial Officer, Homeplus

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President, Forever 21

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Partner, Alston & Bird

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Partner/Co-Chair of National IP Litigation, Quinn Emanuel

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Managing Partner, SparkLabs

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Former Lead Independent Director, Seagate Technology

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CEO, Gen.G

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Partner, Jenner & Block LLP

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Founder and Managing Partner, HC Park & Associates, PLC

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VP of R&D, iRobot

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Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, FirstEnergy

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Physician Executive Leader, Northwell Health

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Head of Emerging Growth Companies Practice, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Former Executive Editor, People Magazine

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Director of Football Research, Indianapolis Colts

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Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Parsus LLP

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Assistant Professor of Management, Loyola Marymount University

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

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Executive Director, Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant

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Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

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Partner, Clarus

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Board Member, Colorado College, Korean American Community Foundation - San Francisco

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Co-Founder, Orangewood Guitars

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steve park

Executive Director, Little Lights Urban Ministries in DC

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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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Town Meeting Member, Brookline Town Meeting Member- Legislative Arm of Brookline

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Partner, Park Jensen Bennett LLP

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Business Development, Chicago Title

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Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Devoted Health

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President & CEO, GeneOne Life Science, Inc.

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CEO, Pegula Sports & Entertainment

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Independent Consultant

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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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President, Colorado College

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Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center

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CEO, Samsung Biologics

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Former General Counsel, Metromile

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President and Chief Executive Officer, Geisinger Health System

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Chair of Neurosurgery, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

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Realtor, Producer, Consultant, eXp Realty, Sanderson Capital LLC, JS Consulting Montana LLC

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Assurance Partner, RSM US LLP

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Partner, Caerus Investment Advisors

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Partner, Farella Braun + Martel LLP

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Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee

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Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch

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Dean and Professor School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, SUNY Delhi

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Finance Director, Cloudbeds

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Director, Amazon Air

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Senior Political Affairs Officer, United Nations

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Professor/Director, Sociology/International Studies, Stanford University

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Chief Scientific Officer & Chief Global Affairs Officer at RIIID Medical & Research

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Senior Claims Specialist, Market

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Neurosurgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital

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Invasive Cardiologist & Vein Specialist, Statesboro Cardiology

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Partner, LimNexus, LLP

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Chief Strategy Officer, USA Gymnastics

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President, Satsun Corporation

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Community Volunteer, Various

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

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Founder & Funder, Minor Capital, Song Foundation

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Founder and CEO, Song Group; Senior Advisor, United Talent Agency

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Executive Director, Korean American Coalition in Los Angeles

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Partner, Dechert LLP

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CEO and Chairwoman, Superior Grocers

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CEO & Vice Chairman, NKGen Biotech

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paul song

Director of Trusts and Estates, Bonhams Auctioneers and Appraisals

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Principal, Anaheim Elementary School District

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Director, Global Mental Health, Harvard / Boston Children's Hospital

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Founder, President, Senior Art Director, Gimga Design Group LLC

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Venture Partner, Spring Ventures

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Partner, Jassy Vick Carolan LLP

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Partner, BFR Partners

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Chief Executive Officer, Transit Wireless, LLC

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Founder, Just Like Media

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Partner, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

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Strategic Financial Executive, Walbridge Partners

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Partner, Accomplice

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Neurosurgeon, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

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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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Senior Fellow and Professor, Brookings Institution and Catholic University of America

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Chief Investment Officer, Real Hospitality Group

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Partner, Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP

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CEO, Pingo Solar

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CEO & Founder, Fenix Global

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

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Attorney, Law Offices Of Grace E. Yoo

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Principal, Craggy Oak, LLC

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Partner, Bird Marella

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Director at the IRS

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Partner, Yoon, LLP

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Of Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP

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Director, Counsel, International Transactions and Governance, Herbalife Nutrition

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CEO, Talent Age Associates

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President, NCSOFT

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Founder and Managing Partner, Kinzie Capital Partners, LLC

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Co-Founder and Executive Director, The Heinz and Liselotte Nehring Stiftung/Foundation

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angie you

Former CEO, Amunix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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

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Partner, Foley Hoag LLP

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

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Arbitrator and Mediator

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Co-President/Co-CEO, Commonwealth Club World Affairs of California

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