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 continues the strong relationship between VBSR and the Sustainable Innovation MBA (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. He received his master’s in public policy (MPP) from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy and his bachelor’s from Cornell University.