Events DC, the official convention and sports authority of the District of Columbia, today named Jinhee Kim as the organization's first-ever chief creative officer. This new position was established to create innovative strategies to drive new business opportunities and expand Events DC's reach to an even broader audience, the organization said.
The new chief creative officer role will help to create demand for the destination’s conference and event venues, such as the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Entertainment and Sports Arena, Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square and The Fields at RFK Campus, said Gregory A. O'Dell, president and chief executive officer of Events DC, in a written statement.
As chief creative officer, Kim will lead the creative services division, which aims to provide revenue opportunities and generate economic and community benefits for the city. She will drive efforts to revitalize existing programming and develop new opportunities, while also overseeing the planning and execution of all Events DC programs.
Kim has 20 years of experience in event planning, strategic planning and program development. She held leadership roles at the Smithsonian and, most recently, as head of programming at Today at Apple DC, a series of educational programming held in all Apple stores, centered on the intersection of technology and the liberal arts.
Kim received dual Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences Degrees from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. She earned a Certificate of Business at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.