Thomas S. Kim is Founder and President of Thomas Capitol Partners, Inc., an international lobbying and strategic consulting firm based in Washington, DC. Mr. Kim’s practice centers on representing and advising the Government of the Republic of Korea and the Korea International Trade Association (with over 72,000 member companies) on a wide range of political, security, diplomatic, military, cultural, economic and trade matters before the United States Congress. For nearly two decades, he has contributed to congressional and legislative initiatives affecting the U.S.-Korea alliance.
Mr. Kim serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation, Inc. whose mission is to ensure the proper maintenance and enhancement of the Korean War Veterans Memorial in the Nation’s Capital. He helped to realize the Wall of Remembrance at the Memorial that honors the names of the 36,634 U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines as well as the 7,174 Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Army (KATUSA) who gave their last full measure of devotion in the war. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of the Congressional Award Program, established by the United States Congress to recognize initiative, service, and achievement in young people.
Mr. Kim has volunteered as a Guest Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the United States Naval Academy. He is active with the Naval Academy Foundation and established the “Thomas S. Kim Family IPO Scholar” program that annually supports a Midshipman’s Semester Study Abroad at the Republic of Korea Naval Academy.
Educated at The Johns Hopkins University (B.A. with Honors, International Studies) and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (M.S.), Mr. Kim currently resides in McLean, Virginia with his wife Nancy, a Partner at Lange, Kim & Dowell LLP, and their sons Thomas “TJ” (MIDN, United States Naval Academy) and Samuel.