New Job: Assistant Administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration
Ms. Sery Kim has been selected to join SBA as the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO), Office of Entrepreneurial Development (OED) effective Monday, July 6, 2020. Ms. Kim will oversee and administer broad, emerging, and critical Women’s Business Center (WBC) programs to achieve OWBO and SBA goals and objectives. In this role, she will evaluate the overall effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of WBC programs and recommend actions to improve Agency operations. She will also serve as the principal liaison with non-Federal business, educational, organizational, and community partners to assist in the growth and development of women-owned businesses. As Assistant Administrator for OWBO, Ms. Kim will further SBA’s efforts to develop cooperative partnerships with federal and private sector groups, generate a greater understanding of the economic importance of women-owned businesses, and boost SBA’s ability to provide support.
Ms. Kim is a seasoned leader with extensive experience in the private and public sectors working with executives, clients, and government officials to achieve positive outcomes. She is an experienced attorney and strategist with a background in communication and federal public policy, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act and regulatory matters before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and has advised Fortune 100 companies, political candidates, and non-profits.
Ms. Kim has successfully started multiple companies and joins SBA from a major international law firm in Texas, where she served as a Litigation Associate. Ms. Kim provided legal analysis on complex litigation cases as well as legal, economic and political commentary for multiple national and local media outlets. Her experience also includes serving as a Senior Advisor for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under two presidents; as the Health Care Counsel to the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; and as Chief Oversight Counsel to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. In addition to her experience, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in History, in two years, Magna cum Laude, and graduated at age 23 with a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas.