Kim is a passionate advocate of international business. She specializes in market entry and business facilitation. Kim currently focuses on trade initiatives strategically structured to assist manufacturers with international trade compliance and foreign direct investment. She assists small manufacturers with various product issues preventing them from being competitive in the global marketplace. She helps companies comply with global standards, and when needed, make modifications in their process, or product, to assure that they are competitive in their market niche. She operates on behalf of her clients with various networks and organizations to ensure global trade.
Kim helps companies to secure funding, including grants, to enable them to complete the trade process. She identifies and develops possible export markets, strategic partners and market entry plans utilizing various industry clusters through the process of foreign direct investment. She offers seminars and training programs in international trade and manufacturing while leveraging her network of trade contacts to create the best opportunities possible for area manufacturers.
Kim also works as the Global Business Development Officer for the College of Aeronautics & Engineering at Kent State University (KSU). In this role, Kim connects the needs of manufacturers with the expertise of the Faculty of the Aerospace Engineering program with a focus on research and development opportunities. She also builds global relationships between KSU and other universities with aerospace engineering programs creating partnerships in research and development as well as faculty and student exchanges. Kim is a liaison for the Ohio Federal Research Network and the faculty in the college of Aerospace Engineering to help create opportunities for faculty, manufacturers and federal research labs to work together.
Kim has served as the Marketing VP on the board for the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) based in Washington DC, an organization with chapters worldwide and over 2,000 members. She was starting OWIT’s Cleveland chapter in 1997..
Kim serves on the board of the International Business Network, a local organization created to foster international business opportunities through networking and education. She serves on several committees for the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, including the event committee for the Deepwood Foundation, an organization committed to helping children and individuals with disabilities. Kim also volunteers in the classroom at Deepwood.
She has traveled to various countries in Europe, South America and Asia, and has assisted with a number International Business Trade Missions for export development as well as
Kim has a Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree in International Business from Baldwin Wallace College. She is a Certified Global Business Advisor, as well as a Certified Global Business Professional.