David S. Kim joins the Washington, D.C. office as Vice President of Government Affairs. In this role, Kim will lead Hyundai’s U.S. government affairs program at the federal and state levels.
Kim officially began his role at Hyundai on February 21, 2017. Kim most recently served as Deputy Administrator at the Federal Highway Administration, where he had previously served as Associate Administrator of Policy and Governmental Affairs. Kim also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary, Governmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation and as Deputy Assistant for Congressional Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Kim previously served as the Head of the Government Relations Department for the Los Angeles County Metro Transportation Authority in Washington, DC as well. Earlier in his career, Kim spent time working in the offices of several lawmakers, including U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra and California State Senator David Roberti.
Kim holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s Degree of Political Science from Occidental College.