Thomas T. Kim is Managing Director of the Independent Directors Council. In leading the IDC, Tom advances the education, communication and public policy priorities of independent directors on the boards of mutual funds and other registered investment companies. Prior to joining the IDC, Tom served as Senior Vice President at the Mortgage Bankers Association, where he led strategy and management of the organization’s commercial real estate finance area, including public policy on financial services, capital formation, and market liquidity. He also spearheaded governance and member engagement, forging consensus across industry sectors. Tom received his B.A. summa cum laude from the University of California, Irvine, J.D. from the UCLA School of Law where he served as a law review editor, and LL.M. with distinction from the Georgetown Law Center.