Youngmin ChangDirector of Partner Development
Youngmin Chang has over 10 years of hands-on program and fundraising experience as the co-founder of International Action, a non-profit located in Washington, D.C. There Chang managed the Campaign for Clean Water in Haiti and installed cost-effective water purification systems in Port-au-Prince, benefiting 900,000 Haitians. Within a month of the disastrous 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Chang collaborated with USAID and US Southern Command to deliver 5 tons of chlorine to provide clean water to residents, and quickly built a coalition to combat a deadly cholera outbreak the following year. She received her Master’s in International Relations from the University of Virginia. At CITYNE she develops the institutional strategy to engage businesses, community groups, and multilateral institutions as strategic partners in identifying practical solutions for sustainable cities. She can be reached at ychang(at)citynet-ap.org.
Suzin AhnDirector of Programs Suzin earned her Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School in June 1996. With over ten years of experience as an international attorney in both the private and public sectors, Suzin has served at law firms in the U.S. and Hong Kong, as well as the United Nations (Geneva, Switzerland and Vienna, Austria). Suzin also worked under the auspices of the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology as International Programs Director at the Korea Foundation for International Cooperation of Science and Technology and was a legal advisor to the Korean Ministry of Environment in connection with the Convention on Biological Diversity. Suzin was born and raised in Bonn, Germany and speaks English, German and Korean fluently. At CITYNET, Suzin develops and oversees all CITYNET programs and projects and manages the provision of member services that reflect CITYNET’s mission to help local governments improve the sustainability of human settlements, as well as the most current urban development priorities of CITYNET members, partners and other urban stakeholders. She can be reached at suzinahn(at)citynet-ap.org
Linda Kyung Hwa ByunDirector of Operations
Linda Byun has worked with the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) since 1994, both in Paris as the SMG’s representative for the Korean Local Authorities Foundation for International Relations (KLAFIR) from 2001 to 2002, and in Yokohama at the CityNet Secretariat from 2012 to 2013. She specializes in organizational management and conference development. Previously, Byun secured Seoul’s position as the host of the World Dermatology Congress in 2011 and managed an annual short-term training program for city officials at L’Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in Paris. Byun can be reached at dir.operation(at)citynet-ap.org
Jennie YooOperations Officer
Jennie has over 8 years of experience with the Seoul City Government in public relations, event management and finance. Jennie joined the Seoul City Government in 2005, and in 2007 was in charge of preparing all aspects of the Seoul International Finance Conference. Most recently, Jennie worked with the Seoul Metropolitan Government on the Cooperative Education Bureau and the International Relations Division. In March 2013, Jennie joined the CITYNET secretariat to support the general operations of the Secretariat and focus on preparations for the CITYNET Seoul Congress, which will be held in November 2013.
JooHee JungOperations Officer
JooHee has over 5 years of experiences in the field of international development and cooperation in a non-profit organization as well as international organizations such as the OECD and the UNESCAP.
Min KyeAccounting Officer
Min has over 6 years of professional experience in accounting and finance management. Her most recent post was at Korea Energy Foundation of where she served as an accountant for more than 3 years.
Brenna FosterPartner Development Officer Brenna Foster works to help develop and produce communications and partner development outreach projects as part of the Partner Development Team. Previously Brenna worked in Himeji, Japan and Chittagong, Bangladesh, followed by several years of web, social, and communications experience at the India China Institute and AddThis. She received her Master’s in International Affairs from the New School in New York City. While working towards this degree, she was awarded a Ford Fellowship to research development and communications issues in Kunming, China and Kolkata, India. She can be reached at communication(at)citynet-ap.org.
Jacquelyn Evans-DoverPartner Development Officer Jacquelyn “Jacki” Evans-Dover brings her extensive experience in United States campaign management and lobbying to CITYNET’s Partner Development Team. Through various positions with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), on congressional and gubernatorial political campaigns and as a lobbyist for a statewide non-profit organization, Jacki has developed outstanding communication, international relations and research expertise. Jacki received her graduate degree in political science with an emphasis in international relations from the University of Utah where she served as assistant director for the University’s competitive debate program and completed her masters essay on patterns of information communication technology development within South Korea and China. She can be reached at partnerdev(at)citynet-ap.org.
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