Jinhee Kim

Jinhee Kim

Executive Vice President, Public Events and Engagement, Aspen Institute

Jinhee Kim serves as the Aspen Institute’s Executive Vice President for Public Events and Engagement. In this role, she works across the Institute to grow and strengthen its flagship public events, including the world-renowned Aspen Ideas Festival, and leads the exploration of new opportunities for partnership, revenue, and impact through mission-aligned convenings.

A two-time Emmy Award-winning content producer and live event creator, Jinhee previously served as Chief Creative Officer for Events DC, a public/private partnership that generates economic and community benefits for the residents and businesses of the District of Columbia through premier live event experiences. Accomplishments at Events DC included creation of the Redeye Asian Night Market and the Umbrella Art Fair, as well as the launch of the Emmy-winning GATHER by Events DC, the company’s first digital content portal.

 Prior to her work at Events DC, Jinhee was Head of Programming for Apple where she led the opening of the Carnegie Library store in Washington, DC with the company’s first-ever Storymaker’s Festival—a six-week community-building activation of lectures, panel discussions, musical performances, and product demonstrations through performative art. Before joining Apple, Jinhee served as Acting Director and Chief Advancement Officer of the Asian Pacific American Center and as Vice President of Media Services for Smithsonian Enterprises where she played a lead role in the launch of the Peabody Award-winning Smithsonian Channel, and established new revenue opportunities fueled by the work of the Smithsonian’s curators, scientists, researchers, archivists, and cultural translators.

Jinhee holds a BA and a BS from the University of Utah and Certificates of Business from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the MIT Sloan School of Management, specializing in the neuroscience of business.