Kil Huh, Ph.D., is a senior vice president and head of Pew’s government performance division, which seeks to strengthen the effectiveness of government at the federal, state, and local levels. The portfolio includes a wide range of initiatives, including state fiscal and economic policy, consumer finance, safety and justice, and public health.
Huh has been with Pew since 2007 and previously led its fiscal and economic policy projects. Through that work, he and his team helped policymakers develop and adopt evidence-based policies that strengthened the finances of state and local governments and improved their outlook for long-term economic growth. Huh has also managed Pew’s work on family economic security, which applies a rigorous, analytical approach to the study of Americans’ financial well-being and economic challenges, including consumer finance, retirement security, and repayment of student debt.
Before joining Pew, Huh was director of policy and consulting for the Fannie Mae Foundation, where he previously managed the foundation’s state and local initiatives.
Huh holds a bachelor’s degree in urban regional studies from Cornell University, a master’s in urban planning from New York University, and a master’s in philosophy and a doctorate in urban planning from Columbia University.