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Kaylynn Kim
Managing Partner
Tierra Global Advisors, LLC
Stern Brothers & Co 323.620.4592
Kaylynn Kim is Managing Partner of Tierra Global Advisors, LLC, a full‐service financial advisory firm specializing in renewable energy project financing and venture capital investments for innovative technologies. Ms. Kim also serves Stern Brothers & Co. as Managing Director in the Project Facilities and Municipal Finance Group in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Ms. Kim provides investment banking and financial advisory services to municipalities throughout California. Ms. Kim’s current representative matters include but not limited to utility scale solar energy projects, distributed solar energy generation facilities, advanced vehicle technologies, state‐of‐the art security system integration programs for major US airports and ports, and tribal energy programs with New Markets Tax Credit. In May 2011, Ms. Kim co‐founded Wemagin Technology, Inc., an emerging company in the USB flash driver market with the first Operating System (OS) to the USB flash drives consisting of powerful new capabilities and innovative features (i.e., privacy projection, email, independent search engine, social network, etc).

Prior to joining the Firm and Tierra Global Advisors, Ms. Kim was Senior Counsel at a law firm, Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis, where she specialized in renewable energy, land use, and real estate and finance laws. Ms. Kim’s accomplishments are not limited to law practice and business, she was appointed to the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and confirmed by Los Angeles City Council on September 9, 2005. Ms. Kim resigned from the Board of Harbor Commissioners on June 30, 2011. 

Ms. Kim and her fellow Los Angeles Harbor Commissioners partnered with the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners and took unprecedented action by approving the landmark San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan in November 2006. The Clean Air Action Plan provides a comprehensive strategy for reducing air emissions from port operations by nearly 50 percent over a period of five years. Their efforts yielded the first joint meeting of the leaders of the two ports since the 1920s and the first‐ever public meeting of the two Boards on November 20, 2006, the day the Plan was approved. During her six‐year tenure as a Port of Los Angeles Commissioner, she served many prestigious committees including Intermodal Terminal Facility Committee, Electrification of the Port Committee, Business Development & Leasing Committee, and International Trade Committee. In the later years of her public life, Ms. Kim served a prestigious 15‐member advisory board, The California Climate Change Adaptation Advisory Panel, appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009. The panel completed its tasks by completing State’s policy guidelines which was published in January 2011.