Hank Kim is executive director and counsel for the National Conference On Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS), where he directs the day-to-day operation of the largest public pension trade association in the United States. He is known for his thought leadership in advancing secure retirement savings for public pension fund participants, for advocating for the benefits of defined benefit pension plans, and for being a voice of the savings community.
Mr. Kim began his career in the office of Senator Bill Bradley (NJ) and assisted on the Newborns’ and Mothers’ Health Protection Act (PL 104-204). Prior to joining NCPERS, Hank served for six years as a governmental affairs representative for an international public-sector union, working on benefits, appropriations, homeland security, and healthcare issues. During this period, he helped draft and lobby for the passage of Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Act (PL 108-136).
Hank received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University-Bloomington Maurer School of Law. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.