Hank H. Kim, Esq.
Executive Director and Counsel
Hank Kim is executive director and counsel for NCPERS. Kim directs the day-to-day operation of the largest public pension trade association in the United States. His responsibilities include strategic planning for NCPERS, promoting retirement security for all workers through access to defined benefit pension plans, and the expansion of NCPERS’ role in the continuing debate on health care.
Hank brings strong experience in healthcare policy, having assisted in drafting the Healthcare Enhancement for Local Public Safety (HELPS) Retirees provision in the Pension Protection Act (PL 109-280). He has worked for a hospital association, where he successfully advocated for passage of the Provider Sponsored Organizations legislation (PL 105-33). He 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.
Hank currently serves a number of non-profit boards, including serving as Vice-Chair of the Fairfax County Uniform Retirement System, $1.5 billion public employee retirement system providing pension coverage for public safety employees of Fairfax, Virginia; as Treasurer of the National Institute on Retirement Security, a Washington, D.C. based think tank focusing on retirement security; on the Editorial Advisory Panel of the Benefits Law Journal, a quarterly law journal that features the most respected and accomplished employee benefits professionals; and as Advisory Council Chair of the Center for Retirement Initiatives at Georgetown University, a trusted public policy center that promotes retirement solutions at the state level.
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