Andrew Truman Kim
Andrew Truman Kim is an American entrepreneur, growth-strategist, campaign manager, commercial real estate broker and angel investor - recently managing over $17 million in real estate investment and private equity deal value, and developing programs that have helped reach over 10 million voters. Andrew has been a U.S. congressional staffer and political consultant for over 10 years - specializing in economic development programs and battleground campaigns.
As a commercial landlord, Andrew owns, manages and operates multiple commercial and residential properties - focused on serving startup founders, entrepreneurs, and the growing workforce in California. As an aspiring real estate developer, in 2018, Andrew led the campaign to help realize the first Zero Net Energy Affordable Housing project in Davis, designed to provide significant affordable housing and ultimately house 2,000+ students.
As Managing Partner for Spafford & Lincoln, Andrew has been developing winning political and business campaign strategies focused on capacity building and operational excellence - his programs having helped reach 10+ million voters locally, statewide and nationally. During the midterm elections, Andrew managed 6 statewide programs, 14 paid staff and 5,000+ volunteers to help reach over 1.5 million voters - targeting the 7 Republican Congressional incumbents in California that were defeated. During the 2020 presidential election, Andrew organized and managed over 250 partner organizations, representing 100,000 volunteers nationwide, to help reach over 7.5 million voters in priority U.S. Senate elections. Andrew has been building and operating high performing teams for over 10 years - recruiting, training and deploying over 2,000 interns for senatorial, congressional, and gubernatorial campaigns.
In 2014, Andrew was the Campaign Manager for Congressman John Garamendi, building a field operation that made over 1,000,000 voter contacts in 6 months. Andrew began his work with then CA Lieutenant Governor Garamendi in 2008, as the Deputy Finance Director for his gubernatorial campaign, and later joined AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer In Service to America), to spearhead anti-poverty & community development programs in under-served neighborhoods.
As Co-Founder of Launchpad Project Management, Andrew has spearheaded a series of workforce development programs designed for aspiring entrepreneurs interested in project management and communications - professional skills that ranked among the highest in importance when it comes to our future generation workforce. When Andrew first served as the District Project Director for Congressman John Garamendi back in 2012, he helped design and implement multiple workforce development and small business development programs, ultimately serving over 200 small businesses and 4,000 job seekers in the Greater Sacramento, Yolo and Solano region.
As an aspiring environmental entrepreneur, Andrew is an investor and equity partner in various ventures focused on sustainable agriculture, sustainable real estate development, and clean technology acceleration. Having worked on multi-million dollar raises, Andrew is an experienced fundraiser. Since 2019, Andrew has personally raised $500,000+ in private equity. Andrew is also chairing various superPACs and boards working to advance triple-bottom line impact. Andrew is eager to bring best practices from multiple industries to help produce superior results and innovative solutions. Andrew's personal mission is to help prove the profitability of environmental entrepreneurship and triple-bottom line impact (even for younger entrepreneurs), while seeking to create meaningful partnerships to help tackle our world's most challenging problems. Andrew is a Certified Project Manager from Stanford University, and a proud UC Davis alumnus.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICAL
Flip the West PAC
Campaign Manager | Nov 2018 - Nov 2020
Innovation & Sustainability PAC
Committee Chair | Feb 2017 - Present
Flip the 14 PAC
Committee Consultant | May 2017 - Nov 2018
Frugoli for Marin County District Attorney
Program Manager | July 2018 - Nov 2018
Oaklanders for Responsible Leadership
Program Manager | Aug 2018 - Nov 2018
Sustainability Future PAC
Campaign Manager | Mar 2016 - Jun 2016
United States House of Representatives
District Project Director | Nov 2012 - Mar 2016
Congressman John Garamendi Campaign
Campaign Manager | Dec 2012 - Nov 2014
Deputy Campaign Manager | Nov 2011 - Nov 2012
Regional Field Director | Mar 2009 - Nov 2009
AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer In Service to America)
Corps Members | July 2010 - Oct 2011
Lieutenant Governor Garamendi for Governor
Deputy Finance | Sep 2008 - Mar 2009
Los Angeles County
Board of Supervisors | Don Knabe
District 4 - Community Forum
CA Governor's Reception
for APAPA (Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs)
Project Management | January 2019 - April 2019
Tezos Blockchain Capstone
Project Management | August 2017
Central European Artificial Intelligence
Gateway Realty Partners
CEO & Managing Broker | May 2017 - Present
Business Dev Consultant | Dec 2016 - Present
ACI Law Group
Business Dev Consultant | Aug 2016 - Dec 2016
Olive Drive West
Property Management | Dec 2015 - Present
Spafford & Lincoln, Inc.
Managing Director & Partner | Mar 2014 - Present
Truman Consulting Solutions
CEO & Consultant | Jan 2012 - Mar 2014
AS DISTRICT PROJECT DIRECTOR FOR THE OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN GARAMENDI
Small Business Boost Collaborative
Recruited over 200 Small Businesses & Collaborated with 4 Chambers of Commerce
Grants for Growth Initiative
Supported 125 organizations with government grant funding opportunities
Workforce Development Collaborative
Hosted 6 Job Fairs and 7 Jobs Boot Camps - serving over 4,000 job seekers
Just Hire One Veterans Job Program
Acquired over 250 job pledges from Small Businesses; over 50 veterans hired
US Maritime Advisory Committee
Organized 250 maritime industry leaders; supporting author of maritime policy paper.