Over his career, John Kim has worked at community-based nonprofits, large international NGOs, and spent 10 years at The Walt Disney Company and Herman Miller driving positive social and environmental change. He has consulted with VC-backed start-ups, foundations, nonprofits, and US government agencies to scale-up purpose-driven ventures. In his move into higher education he is now supporting the next generation of change makers that the world so desperately needs.
As a person-of-color working in the world of sustainability which is woefully lacking diversity, Kim brings lived-experience, perspective, and representation to the VBSR board. HIs new role working at the intersection of higher ed and sustainable business he continues the strong relationship between VBSR and the SI-MBA program.
Kim serves on Montpelier’s Complete Streets Committee, volunteer with Pedals for Progress (collecting bikes and sewing machines for delivery to countries/individuals in need), and volunteers for refugee resettlement in his community.