1st / 2nd / 3rd President
He came to the United States in 1978. He worked for the Coca-Cola Company as the Marketing Manager for the Asian Markets in the Mid-Atlantic region (1883-2006).
He had been active in the Asian American community affairs and served as President of Korean American Chamber of Commerce-Greater Washington (1885-1886), President of Asian Pacific American Heritage Council, Inc. (1989-1991), President of Korean American Association of Greater Washington (1992-1994), Chairman of the Board of Governors, Advocate for the Rights of Korean Americans (1996-1998), Chief of Planning & Control Department, Federation of Korean American Associations, U.S.A. (2001-2003), Founder and Executive Vice President of Centennial Committee of Korean Immigration to the United States(CCKI)-Greater Washington (2001-2003), 1st, 2nd & 3rd President of Korean American Foundation (KAF)-Greater Washington (2004-2009), President of the U.S.-Korea National Prayer Breakfast-Washington, DC (2009-2010), National President of Korean American Foundation of U.S.A. (2009-2010), Honorary National President of Korean American National Foundation of U.S.A. (2013-2014), Chairman of Board of Finance Directors of Council of Korean Churches of GW (2013-2014) and serving as Senior Adviser of Korean American Association of Washington Metropolitan Area (2011-present), Adviser of Korean American Cultural Arts Foundation, USA (2010-2015), Adviser of Asian American Music Society, Inc. (2011-Present), Chairman of the Board of Directors of Korea University Alumni Association of GW (2015-2016), Chairman of the Board of Directors of Korea-U.S. National Prayer Breakfast-Washington, DC Fellowship (2016-Present), Chairman of the Board of Christian Ethics Movement-Greater Washington (2016-Present), President of Korean Freedom Alliance (2018-Present).
In 1990 during his presidency of Asian Pacific American Heritage Council (APAHC), the House and Senate passed the bills to designate the month of May each year as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and proclaimed by the White House (President George H.W. Bush), and he has established the APAHC Scholarship Program. In 1994 during his presidency of Korean American Association of Greater Washington, and he has published the book of “History of Korean Americans in the Washington Metropolitan Area (1883-1993)” in Korean and English versions. In 2005, he and his associates of the Korean American Foundation had contributed the efforts to pass the Resolutions (H.R. 487, S.R. 283) by the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States for the Korean Americans designated January 13 of each year as “Korean American Day”.