NetKAL Welcomes Two New Advisory Board Members

The Network of Korean-American Leaders (NetKAL) at the USC School of Social Work, has appointed two new members to its advisory board:  Kyung Hee Choi, VP of the Korean Medical Program at Holy Name Medical Center and David Lee, Executive VP, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of Zynga.

“We are very pleased that Kyung Hee Choi and David Lee have agreed to join the NetKAL advisory board.  These are two very accomplished individuals representing the Korean-American community at the highest levels, and we look forward to benefiting from their leadership,” stated Suok Noh, president of the NetKAL advisory board.


KYUNG HEE CHOI is Vice President of the Korean Medical Program (KMP) of Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, New Jersey. Developed by Ms. Choi to address the language and cultural needs of the Korean-American population, the KMP has, under her leadership, transformed Holy Name Medical Center into one of the preeminent healthcare institutions in the New York / New Jersey metropolitan area for members of the Korean-American community.

Previously, Ms. Choi worked as Managing Director at JP Morgan for 25 years overseeing New York, Seoul and Singapore, where she played key leadership roles in managing several business groups including Counterparty Risk Management, Commitments Office, and International Controller’s Office.

Ms. Choi is actively involved in community service, including as an elected trustee of the Northern Valley Regional High School Board of Education, and a board member of the Korean School of New Jersey, the Northern Valley Educational Foundation and FGS Korean Community Center.  Her community recognition has included the YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry, the American Conference on Diversity Humanitarian Award, Public Service Awards from the County of Bergen, the Senate and General Assembly of New Jersey, and the Ministry of Health and Welfare of the Republic of Korea.


DAVID LEE, is the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of Zynga, where he leads the company’s finance, accounting, corporate development and human resources departments. He brings with him 20 years of experience across retail and consumer industries, with a successful track record of helping to drive business transformations, develop organizational effectiveness and increase shareholder value.

Previously he was Senior Vice President of Finance for Best Buy, and was responsible for leading the company’s corporate strategy, financial planning & analysis (FP&A), treasury, and transformation. Prior to Best Buy he led the takeover-private transaction of Del Monte Foods to KKR for $5.5 billion. He held several leadership roles at Del Monte, including SVP of Strategy (corporate strategy, M&A, transformation, corporate affairs), SVP of Consumer Products (GM of $2 billion division), VP of Strategic Planning & Business Development, divisional CFO, and VP of sales (FP&A).

David is a NetKAL VII Fellow and is married to NetKAL VI Fellow Susan Kim.  They have two lovely daughters Emmy and Maddie.

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