Sung Y Kim, 2024 New American Hero Award

American Korean Friendship Society (AKFS) celebrates its 28th anniversary with presentation of 2024 New American Hero Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. The exclusive event drew participation by Korean American community and business leaders along with invited state legislators leaders.

AKFS honors Ambassador Sung Yong Kim with the 2024 New American Hero Award. Ambassador Kim is an American diplomat who has served the country as the special representative for North Korea policy since 2021.

He served in the President Obama and Trump Administrations as the ambassador to South Korea from 2011 to 2014 and as the ambassador to the Philippines from 2016 to 2020. He was appointed as

Ambassador to Indonesia by President Trump in 2020. Ambassador Kim shared his $25,000 cash award with Apex for Youth, the University of Pennsylvania, and Loyola Law School.