Board of Directors / Staff
The idea of starting a 501(c)(4) organization was born around 2015, while Sam Yoon was executive director of the Council of Korean Americans (CKA) and John Lim was CKA’s board chair. In late 2017 KAA was legally formed. Its board of directors and general counsel were all members of CKA. Sam left CKA in early 2018 to become KAA’s executive director.
We knew 2018 would be a pivotal year for the Korean American community. Events in North Korea, upheavals in American politics and society, and the rapid growth of our community lent urgency to starting KAA. The need for Korean Americans in Action will only increase from where we are today.