Alexander Kim is Founder & Principal of Three Kings Public Affairs, a government & community affairs consulting company helping with public & private business clients with accessing municipal, state, federal, and international elected and appointed officials including outreach to community leaders, especially with Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in the Southern California region.
He recently served as Senior Advisor to City of Los Angeles Councilmember David Ryu of the 4th District (2015-2017) providing guidance on budgeting, policy, and community engagement planning for over 300,000 residents.
Alexander worked at SoCalGas, the nation’s largest natural gas utility for Central & Southern California as the Community Affairs Manager (2013-2015) working on corporate philanthropy and employee engagement helping the underserved community. Prior to that role, he was a Public Affairs Manager in Orange County (2011-2013) educating civic, business, and community leaders about the benefits of natural gas as a clean energy source.
He was appointed as Deputy Director and Community Liaison (Counties of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Orange) to former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger from 2004 to 2010. He also was Central Area Director to former City of Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn from 2001 to 2004.
Alexander has been appointed by the Governor as a State of California Commissioner on the Board of Behavioral Science, in addition to having served on the Board of Naturopathic Medicine (2016-2018) and the Board of Optometry (2011-2016). Alex also has been active as a Community Advisory Commissioner under the County of Orange District Attorney Tony Rackaukus since the late 1990’s.
In the community, Alexander serves on several non-profit boards but he is passionate for improving the civic participation of Americans, especially the young leaders in our community. He is proud to be selected as one of 50 national minority leaders in 2010 as “America’s Leaders of Change” founded by the National Urban Fellowship based in Washington, D.C.
Alexander strongly supports our nation’s military and America’s veterans. In 2011, the United States Navy honored him as a “Key Influencer” to fly in a Boeing FA-18 Hornet with the Blue Angels as a reward for helping successfully recruit numerous diverse candidates to their Naval Officer program.
Alexander has a MBA with honors from Pepperdine University and a Fellowship under the School of Social Work “Network of Korean American Leaders” program at the University of Southern California. He has completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California at Irvine with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and minor in Political Science where he co-founded & served as its first President of the UCI Korean American Alumni Chapter.