Kil Huh

Kil Huh
Senior Director
State and Local Fiscal Health
The Pew Charitable Trusts


Kil Huh leads Pew’s work on the fiscal health of states and localities, and public sector retirement systems. The work provides data, analysis, and guidance to help policymakers navigate fiscal challenges and identify potential policy approaches. He also oversees the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative. Through research, advocacy, and technical assistance efforts, Huh and his team examine key trends in state finances and evaluate states on their performance, underscoring effective approaches and creating an environment for potential reforms.

Before joining Pew, he was director of policy and consulting at the Fannie Mae Foundation and before that managed its 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 doctorate in urban planning from Columbia University.

Recent Work