Dr. Kay Song is the First President of Vnesto Capital. She leads a team of experienced and knowledgeable consultants who are uniquely qualified to create successful strategies to connect with Southern California’s diverse communities. Her team also facilitates international financing to utilize American investment to foster economic and human development in new and emerging markets around the world. Dr. Song is currently working with business leaders in Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Maldives, the Philippines, Nigeria and Mozambique. She is a board member of the Asian Business Association, a board member of the Rio Hondo College Business Division International Advisory Committee, and a member of the Overseas Korean Traders Association of Southern California. She has also served as a Senior Advisor to Time Warner Cable.
Dr. Song’s worked as a Senior Advisor to the Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles and her 23 years as a senior administrator at University of Southern California as an Associate Vice President for Civic and Community Relations built strong bridges to the Southern Californian communities (See USC News Service link)
Dr. Song served as Associate Vice President of USC Civic and Community Relations, where she oversaw staff and programs and oversaw fundraising totaling $120 million over ten years from individual donors, foundations and government grants for the university and nonprofit community groups.
She is a Senior Advisor to the USC Minority Business Enterprise Center and member of the USC Supplier Diversity Advisory Council. And in the past has served as Chair of the country’s largest Korean American organization, the Korean Institute of Southern California, and as President of the Board of Directors of the Korean Youth and Community Center, the largest and oldest Korean community service organization in Los Angeles County. Dr. Song is a best-selling author and a widely recognized columnist in Korea and the Korean American community.
Dr. Song holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ewha Women’s University, Master of Social Work degree from St. Louis University and Doctor of Social Welfare degree from University of California, Los Angeles.