Jeannie Park is a leader and executive in the areas of media and non-profit organizations. She is a former Executive Editor of People magazine, one of the world’s most successful magazines, where she oversaw editorial content as well as hiring, development, and budgeting for the editorial staff. She had similar responsibilities as Executive Editor at In Style and as an Assistant Managing Editor at Entertainment Weekly. She spent 22+ years at those and other titles at Time Inc., where she co-founded the company’s Asian-American employee affinity group.
Prisca Bae is the Vice President of The Asian American Foundation (TAAF), a newly-launched organization founded to serve the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in the pursuit of belonging and prosperity that is free from discrimination, slander, and violence. She joined TAAF from the private sector where she designed and launched philanthropic and social impact initiatives centered around women and communities of color.
Michael K. Chung
Michael Keyhoon Chung is the CEO of CIG Education Group and an Operating Partner with its parent company, Cambridge Information Group (CIG), a family office focused on investing in and operating companies in the education sector. Michael’s responsibilities include oversight of all of CIG’s education businesses and the execution of key strategic and operating initiatives for CIG companies. He serves on the Board of Directors of CIG Education Group subsidiaries, The School of The New York Times, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and Bach to Rock.
Hon. Judy Kim
Judge Judy H. Kim was elected to the Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County on November 8, 2016, and took office on January 1, 2017. She is the first Korean American to be elected to the bench in New York state. She has over twenty years of legal experience and spent several years in private practice, where she specialized in maritime/admiralty law, commercial litigation, employment discrimination, and matrimonial matters.
Lisa Kim is a retired lawyer who has served on the board of the New York Writers Coalition and Pam Tanowitz Dance. She currently volunteers her time as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, working on New York City foster care cases that need additional support (CASA-NYC). Lisa also served on the KACF Community Grants Committee in 2020 and co-chaired KACF’s Annual Gala in 2021. She lives in New York with her husband, where they are raising three children. She is a passionate knitter and golfer.
David H. Lee
David is a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs where he serves as Co-Head of Americas Insurance Fixed Income. In this role, he manages a team of portfolio managers who oversee fixed income portfolios on behalf of domestic and multinational insurance companies that meet their income, performance, and asset-liability management objectives. David is also an active participant in workplace diversity initiatives and serves on the CIMD Asian Professionals Network Steering Committee.
Edward J. Lee
Edward J. Lee is a corporate Partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Ed focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and shareholder activism defense. He has advised a broad range of public and private clients across many industries, including technology and digital, telecom, healthcare, industrial, aerospace and defense, automotive, media and advertising, energy, private equity, and financial institutions.
Cathy Oh serves as Vice President, Global Head of Marketing and Analytics for Samsung Ads, capitalizing on approximately 15 years of global integrated marketing experience with Fortune 100 companies. As one of the first employees of Samsung Ads, Cathy was integral to building the Samsung Ads brand from the ground up, and under her leadership, the organization is redefining the advertising and Advanced TV landscape. Samsung Ads is one of the fastest-growing North American divisions of the electronics giant.
Chul Pak is a partner in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s antitrust practice, where he focuses on antitrust litigation, mergers, and counseling. Chul defends clients in class actions, individual lawsuits, and complex multi-district antitrust litigations across the United States. His litigation matters include representing manufacturers, services companies, and technology firms in monopolization, tying, exclusive dealing, price-fixing, patent misuse, and conspiracy claims. Chul also counsels companies in mergers and non-merger investigations before the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, and numerous state attorneys general.
Chris Park is the CEO of GenG Esports (2018-present), a global esports organization. Based in Los Angeles, Seoul, and Shanghai, Gen.G owns and operates top esports teams that have won 6 world championships in the company’s first two years. Gen.G also owns and operates innovative gaming programs, including the Gen.G Elite Esports Academy, and the #TeamBumble platform for the empowerment of women in gaming.
David K. Park, Ph.D.
David K. Park is Vice Provost of Strategic Initiatives at Northeastern University and a Member of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. Dr. Park is also The Honorary Distinguished Professor of Solbridge International School of Business and Honorary Dean of the Future College at Woosong University and supports Woosong Education Foundation as a Global Advisor. Dr. Park co-chairs the Council of Advisors for the Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy. Dr. Park is a member of the Data Science Institute, Fellow at the Center for the Management of Systemic Risk, and founding member of the Digital Storytelling Lab at Columbia University. Dr. Park was formerly Dean of Strategic Initiatives for the Faculty of the Arts and Sciences at Columbia University and co-founded several New York-based technology companies in the areas of natural language processing and machine learning.
Michael Park is a Senior Partner in McKinsey & Company’s New York Office. Over the last 18 years, Michael has worked with global Industrial and Technology clients on a wide range of topics, including strategy, organization, corporate finance, and change programs. He has held multiple Firm leadership roles over time. He currently serves as the global co-leader of the People and Organizational Performance practice, which combines the McKinsey’s human capital, capability building, and change management practices. He formerly led the Firm’s Strategy and Corporate Finance practice in the US and McKinsey Academy globally.
Rich Park is Managing Director and Head of the Strategic Solutions Group at the Mizuho Group where his responsibilities include Corporate & Structured Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions. He is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee for the Corporate & Investment Bank in the Americas and the Executive Sponsor of MAAP, Mizuho’s Asian American Professional Network. Prior to joining Mizuho, Rich was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank for nearly 15 years where he focused on the private equity, credit, and industrials sectors and was a member of the firm’s Global Credit and Financing Executive Committee.
James Seo is the principal of James Seo Commercial, a commercial real estate advisory and brokerage. He has over 20 years of industry experience, specializing in corporate strategy and tenant representation for office, retail, and industrial users. His expertise includes sale-leasebacks, investment sales, complex financial analysis, lease administration support, RFP and timeline documentation processes, broker selection, and market analysis. James has worked on several office and retail transactions in the New York Area, ranging from startup offices to large corporate headquarter relocations.
Josephine Shin is a Senior Portfolio Manager of US and Emerging markets corporate / leveraged fixed income assets at Delphi Capital based in New York. Prior to joining Delphi Capital, Josephine spent eight years at Alcentra Capital, LLC, an asset management specializing in leveraged finance credits, most recently a HY Portfolio manager serving on the Investment Committee. Earlier in her career, she held Senior credit analyst positions at Barclays, Citigroup, and Delaware Investments, now known as Macquarie Investments, across multiple sectors. Josephine brings over 20 years of industry and investment experience.
Jumee Song is one of a few Korean-American women fulfilling a C-Suite role in a large, staffed private foundation in the New York philanthropic community. As the Chief Operating Officer at Siegel Family Endowment, she is responsible for managing a $32M annual operating and charitable contributions budget, and all internal operational policies and procedures – including grant execution, legal, compliance, and human resources. She was appointed as a 2022 Council on Foundation Career Pathways Fellow, and is a member of the Philanthropy NY COO Roundtable.
S. Steven Yang
Dr. S. Steven Yang is a Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the NYU School of Medicine. He is a principal of The Hand Center of the NYU Langone Medical Center-Hospital for Joint Diseases. Formerly he was the Director of the Division of Hand and Upper Extremity at Lenox Hill Hospital and served on the Medical Executive Committee of MEETH-North Shore-LIJ Health System. He is an attending surgeon at New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Yang is board certified in orthopedic surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.