Former U.S. Congressman Jay ChangJoon Kim


  • Former Member of U.S. Congress
  • Chairman, KimChangJoon Future US-Korea Foundation
  • Chairman, KimChangJoon Politics-Economic Academy


  • University of Southern California: B.S. in Civil Engineering
  • University of Southern California: M.S. un Environmental Engineering
  • California State University: Graduate School of Public Administration
  • Hanyang University: Doctorate in Political Science

Political Career

  • House of Representative, 103, 104 and 105 (1993-1999)
  • Mayor, the City of Diamond Bar
  • Member of the City Council, of Diamond Bar


  • I am a Conservative,1994 by Sung Moon Publishing Company
  • Politics in Korea & in U.S.A, 1999 by Kyo Moon Sa Publishing Company
  • Go ahead Shake Me, I’ll never Give Up My Hope, 2010 by Ok Dang Publishing Company
  • Be Ready for Next President Trump , 2016 by Raon Book Publishing Company


2000-Present, Professional Affiliation
Chairman of KimChangJoon Future US-Korea foundation
Chairman of KimChangJoon Politics-Economic Academy
National Economic Advisory Council/Member for President Park in Korea
Chairman, Washington Korean-American Forum
Member of the United States Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC)
Honorary Governer, Kangwon Do (Place of PyeongChang Winter Olympic)
Honorary Citizen of Seoul, Jeju Province & City of Osan
International Advisor, Incheon International City
Special Advisor, Po- Hang International City
Goodwill Ambassador, Soonchunhyang University Hospital
International Advisor, Gosung-Gun in Kyung-Nam Province
Senior Advisor, Global Forum of Korean Politicians
Public Relations Advisor, the Office of the President of Korea (President M B Lee)
Honorary Ambassador, Gyeonggi Province
Advisor, Korea Economic Daily

1993-1999, U.S. Congressman
Member, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Chairman, Subcommittee on Government Buildings
‘Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award’ of the 103rd Congress
Recipient of the ‘Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award’
Honorary Citizen of Seoul
Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee, Committee on Asia and Pacific Islands

1976-1993, Jay Kim Engineering
Founded Jay Kim Engineering in 1976, which in 10 years grew into a company listed in the 500 largest Design Firm in California
Planning Commissioner, City in San Dimas, CA
Registered Civil Engineer in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada and Arizona.


Jay Kim’s Untold Story of U.S. Politics (Hankook-Ilbo), 2008-2010
Jay Kim Column in Korea Daily U.S. Edition (Jung Ang-Ilbo), bi-weekly, 2009-present
Jay Kim Desk on WKTV in Washington DC, bi-weekly, 2008-2016
Jay Kim’s Korean Politics and U.S. Politics in Korea Economic Daily, bi-weekly, 2009-present
Jay Kim Column in the Korea Times, English edition, bi-weekly, 2010-2016
Jay Kim’s Congressional Memoir  in the Korea Times, English edition, weekly, 2010-2011


The President’s Medal and Award’ from ROK, 2012
The Political Leadership Award, Korean American Political Leadership Conference, 2012
1993 Recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award
US Department of Commerce: Sprit of Enterprise
Citizens Against Government Waste: Award for Taxpayer Hero
Watchdogs of the Treasury: Award for Golden Bulldog
The Free Congress Foundation: Award for Sound Dollar
The National Federation of Independent Business: Guardian of Small Business
The League of Private Property Voters: Champion of Property Right
The 60/Plus Association: Guardian of Seniors Rights
The National Wholesale Grocers and International Food Service Distributors Association : Award for the Thomas Jefferson
The National Security Caucus: Award for the National Security Leadership
1993 Recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award
Award for National Excellence in Civil Engineering
Award for Outstanding achievement in Business Community
Engineer of the Year Award
Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award of the 103rd Congress
Outstanding Leadership Award from NAPAW


Young-min Yoo lectured at Kim Chang-Joon Academy

Last night, the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Young-min Yoo came to Kim Chang-Joon Academy and gave a lecture on the topic of ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution Era – Policy Direction of Ministry of Information and Communications’. The whole class was grateful for his time, as it was the busiest time before the Chuseok holidays.

In the afternoon, Mr. Jay Kim attended the opening ceremony of the ‘World Conference of the Korea Women’s Presidency’ and gave a welcome speech. There were many active women leaders from 12 countries, so people can easily feel the power of Korean women all over the world.

To all, please enjoy a great Chuseok holidays.


Mayor of Gwangmyeong City gave a lecture for Kim Chang-Joon Academy.

Today, Mayor of Gwangmyeong City gave a lecture for the 3rd class of 15th Kim Chang-Joon Academy. He talked about many tearful stories and achievements of developing the famous Gwangmyeong cavern. Audiences were impressed by the success stories that were not possible without the passion of the Mayor. After the lecture, there was an election for the presidency to lead the 15th of Academy alumni.

At the same time, Mr. Jay Kim gave a lecture on “Politics and Economy in Korea in the International Society” for the Korea Financial Institute.


Headquarter office of the Kim Chang-Joon Academy has relocated

Over the past few years, Kim Chang-Joon Academy headquarter was located at the Small and Medium Business Administration building in Yeoido, but the office has moved to the FKI building two weeks ago. The new headquarter is smaller than before, but it is much nicer as it is a new building, and the panoramic view is superb. The best thing is that the building is next to Yeoido Marriott residential hotel where Mr Kim resides.

Mr. Byung-Won park, the President of Korea Employers Federation Lectured at Kim Chang-Joon Academy

Today, Mr. Byung-won Park gave a lecture at the 15th Kim Chang-Joon Academy, on the subject of ‘Economic management of employment priority’

Mr. Park is one of the most popular and regular lecturer at the Academy. This 2nd class of lecture attracted a high attendance and the attendees showed a serious attitude of learning. It is reflected that Korea has a bright future.

15th Kim Chang-Joon Academy Opening Ceremony

Today is the opening day of the 15th Kim Chang-Joon Academy. There are many qualified people registered for this semester, and the big crowd attended the opening ceremony. Mr. Jay Kim gave an important speech and a lecture to welcome new students and celebrate the opening. There will be a high expectation on class of 15th Kim Chang-Joon Academy.