WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor Company today announced that David S. Kim will join the Washington, D.C. office as Vice President of Government Affairs. In this role, Kim will lead Hyundai's U.S. government affairs program at the federal and state level.
"We are all very pleased to welcome David to the Hyundai team. His expertise in transportation policy and his demonstrated leadership will help guide Hyundai as we continue to expand our work in Washington and the states," said Charlie Kim, Vice President of Hyundai Motor Company. "David's familiarity with the auto industry's issues, his keen understanding of government affairs, and his strategic vision will make him an incredible asset to our company."
Kim officially began his role at Hyundai on February 21. Kim most recently served as Deputy Administrator at the Federal Highway Administration, where he had previously served as Associate Administrator of Policy and Governmental Affairs. Kim also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary, Governmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation and as Deputy Assistant for Congressional Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Kim previously served as the Head of the Government Relations Department for the Los Angeles County Metro Transportation Authority in Washington, DC as well. Earlier in his career, Kim spent time working in the offices of several lawmakers, including U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra and California State Senator David Roberti.
"I am honored to have been selected to lead Hyundai's Washington, D.C. office," said Kim. "As much of my career has been focused on transportation issues, I am eager to get to work for a company so focused on safety, innovation, and advanced technology. I look forward to having Hyundai engaged in these critical areas in federal and state policy discussions."
Kim holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor's Degree of Political Science from Occidental College.
About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centers worldwide and in 2016 sold 4.86 million vehicles globally. With more than 110,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world's first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell and IONIQ, the world's first model with three electrified powertrains in a single body type.
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