Institute for Corean-American Studies

David L. Kim

David L. Kim is the director of Asian Marketing & Community Relations at Anheuser-Busch, Inc., the St. Louis-based brewer of the world's largest-selling beers Budweiser and Bud Light. The company is a major manufacturer of aluminum cans and one of the largest theme park operators in the United States.

Based in St Louis at headquarters, David manages and directs Asian marketing strategies with internal departments to build brand awareness, image and loyalty. He is responsible for developing and managing the company's national corporate and community relations programs related to ethnic and emerging markets domestically and internationally. Additional responsibilities include working with subsidiaries on domestic and international sales and marketing, government affairs, labor, advertising, and public and media relations as well as providing direct and confidential assistance to the vice president of Community Relations on issues of strategic and financial planning of the Company. David first joined Anheuser-Busch in 1992 as a regional manager of Corporate Relations, based in New York City.

David graduated from Duke University with an A.B. in Political Science and attended Columbia University Graduate School of International and Public Affairs. In addition to working at the New York City Mayor's Commission for Protocol during the Koch Administration and The New York Daily News, he has worked in Korea at The Korea Herald and the Kyungnam University Institute for Far Eastern Studies in Seoul.

David is an officer of several boards including: chairman of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (Seattle); chairman of the Business Advisory Council of the Organization of Chinese Americans (Washington, DC); vice-chairman of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (Washington, DC); immediate past chairman of the National Advisory Council of the Asian American Justice Center (Washington, DC). He also serves on the boards of the International Institute and the University of Missouri International Affairs Advisory Committee in St Louis and the Columbia College Center for Asian Arts and Media in Chicago as well as the national board of the Korean American Coalition in Los Angeles.

David has served on the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American National Advisory Group that produced a report and recommendations for the development of the Asian Pacific program at the Smithsonian Institution and recently completed a two-year Presidential appointment to the Small Business Administration, National Advisory Board, Executive Committee member.

He has been recognized by several organizations such as the Korean American Coalition, the Korean American Alliance, and the National Korean American Grocers Association. In 2003, David received the New York State Governor's Award for Excellence in Community Service.

David is a frequent speaker at marketing and corporate philanthropy seminars and panels across the country, such as the inaugural KASCON conference in 1986 and more recently at the Chicago Council of Foreign Relations.

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