Kim is a senior advisor for the Home Region Program and leads the foundation’s work in the Arkansas/Mississippi Delta. Before joining the foundation, he was the Director of External Relations and Economic Development and Director of Education and Workforce for the Northwest Arkansas Council, a regional economic development organization. While at the Northwest Arkansas Council, Kim was appointed to serve on the Arkansas State Board of Education by former Governor Mike Beebe and concluded that service in 2015. He is a member of the class of 2019 Presidential Leadership Scholars, a program operated by the George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Lyndon B. Johnson foundations, designed to hone leadership abilities through interactions with former presidents, key administration officials, leading academics and business and civic leaders.