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KAHF Directors

Ann H.S. Chung | DIRECTOR

Ms. Chung brings over 30 years of strategic management experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors. She spent 20 of those years in leadership positions in the State of Hawaii including 6 years as Economic Development Director for the City & County of Honolulu and has 14 years of successful lobbying expertise.

As chief lobbyist and spokewoman for the high tech industry in Hawaii with the High Tech Trade Association, Ms. Chung is widely regarded as one of the key catalysts for the high tech industry’s growth and respected for her dynamic leadership and invaluable contributions. She was the key lobbyist that passed and protected for 8 years, landmark legislation called Act 221. With a 100% investment tax credit and 20% refundable research credit, it jumpstarted the high tech industry in Hawaii. As of last figures reported, over $1.2B had been invested in local technology companies via the credits.

As lobbyist for Pacific Marine’s family of companies including Navatek and Pacific Shipyards International, Ms. Chung successfully passed significant legislation every year to support maritime and research and development including $12.5M in capital infrastructure tax credits, and nearly $15M in grants.

During the last 20 years in Hawaii, Ms. Chung spent 6 years as Economic Development Director for the City & County of Honolulu, serving in the cabinets of both Mayor Mufi Hannemann and Peter Carlisle.

Throughout her time in Hawaii, she has built an incredible network of friends, colleagues, and advisors who are critical decision makers at all levels of government: federal, state, and city. She is a well-respected lobbyist and highly regarded for her ability to strategically manage an initiative to its successful conclusion.

Born in Korea, but raised in Hawaii, she has been working since she was 12 years. Prior to returning to Hawaii in 1999, she was Director of Marketing for Thinque Systems, a leading provider of sales force automation software later acquired by MEI. Previous management and marketing experience include Ogilvy & Mather, Bozell, Toshiba Computer Systems, Pacific Bell, IBM, Microsoft, and American Express Worldwide, as well as numerous travel-related businesses.

Ms. Chung graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California at Berkeley with dual degrees in legal studies and psychology. She is a Pacific Century Fellow alumna, two-time recipient of the Pacific Business News 40 Under 40 award, and serves on the numerous boards: Hawaii Strategic Development Board, Honolulu Festival, University of Hawaii-CIBER (Center for International Business Education & Research), Hawaii Medical Service Association, Oahu Resource Conservation and Development Council, Hawaii Venture Capital Association, Korean American Foundation, Korean American Chamber of Commerce, Oahu Workforce Investment Board, Waikiki Business Improvement District Association, and Fort Street Mall Business Improvement District Association.

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Yun Hee Chung | DIRECTOR

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Don D.K. Kim (김동균) | DIRECTOR

Education/Experience:

  • February 1968 • Graduated from Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea: BA, Economics

  • March 1968-November 1969 • working for Whashin Industry Co.

  • December 1969 • Move to Japan for study

  • July 1970 • Joined Sony Corporation in Tokyo, Japan

  • July 1972 • Transferred to Sony Hawaii Company

  • April 1986 • Director and Controller of Sony Hawaii Co.

  • April 1989 • Vice President of Sony Hawaii Company

  • April 2000 • Sr. Vice President of Sony Hawaii Company

  • November 2004 • President of Sony Hawaii Company

  • June 2008 • Retired from Sony Hawaii Company

Social Activities:

  • 1963 - 1965 • Korean Military Service -Army in Korea

  • 1975 - 1985 • Deacon of Korean Honolulu Baptist Church

  • 1985 - Current • Deacon/Elder of Agape Mission Baptist Church

  • 1991 - Current • Member of Waialae Country Club

  • 1999 - Current • Executive Committee, Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc.
    (Sony Open in Hawaii-PGA)

  • 2004 - 2008 • President of GCS Int'l-Hawaii Club

  • 2003 - 2009 • Board of Director of East West Center Foundation

  • 2006 - 2012 • Board of Director of Hawaii Baptist Academy School

  • 2012 - 2015 • President of GCS Int'l.-Hawaii Club

  • 2006 - Current • Board of Director of Kuakini Health Systems.

  • 2014 - Current • Board of Director of Hawaii Baptist Foundation

  • 2014 - 2016 • President/Director of Korean American Foundation, Hawaii

  • 2017 - Current • Director of Korean American Foundation, Hawaii

  • 7/2015 - 6/2017 • President of The National Unification Advisory Council, Hawaii Chapter

  • 9/2017 - Current • Advisor of The National Unification Advisory Council, Hawaii Chapter

  • 7/2017 - Current• President/Director of Founding President Syngman Rhee Society

Awards:

  • May 1998 : Norio Ohga, Chairman Of Sony Corporation, Japan

  • December 2012 : Myung Bak Lee, President of Republic of Korea.

Family: Wife Carolyn and three daughters and son.


Taeyong Kim | DIRECTOR

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Yoon Jung Lee Kim | DIRECTOR

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