ABOUT
Andrew Truman Kim

Andrew Truman Kim is an award-winning consultant, growth-strategist, commercial real estate broker and angel investor - having generated and managed over $17 million in private equity and real estate investment deal value in just 3 years. Andrew has also served as a senior U.S. congressional staffer and senior campaign manager specializing in battleground campaigns and economic development programs. Currently, Andrew is a City Commissioner for the City of West Sacramento's Economic Development & Housing Commission and is a County Commissioner for the County of Yolo's Climate Action Commission. Andrew has also been awarded by the American Association of Political Consultants for the AAPC West region.  For over 14 years, Andrew has chaired dozens of organizing and executive committees, written multiple policy papers and multi-million project proposals, having designed and managed programs that reached over 10 million voters across America.

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 the Greater Sacramento region. 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 award 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.

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EXPERIENCE

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)

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

EXPERIENCE

Project Management | January 2019 - April 2019

Tezos Blockchain Capstone

Project Management | August 2017

Central European Artificial Intelligence

Gateway Equity Partners

CEO & Managing Broker | May 2017 - Present

Acela Biotek

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

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

EXPERIENCE

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.

 Yolo County Concilio Awareds

Receiving the Board of Directors Award