• The Association of
    American State Offices in Korea

  • The Association of
    American State Offices in Korea

  • The Association of
    American State Offices in Korea


ASOK, the first step towards a successful journey into the US.

The Association of American State Offices in Korea (ASOK) was established in 1989 to promote the common interests of US state offices located in Korea and to strengthen economic cooperation between Korea and the U.S.

ASOK promotes mutual interests of its members including promotion of inward investment, trade, education, cultural exchanges, tourism and other activities of members’ state governments.


Chair / Board Member

Mr. Young Ho Seo 서영호

Louisiana Economic Development

Board Member

Mr. Ken Yang 양근석

Pennsylvania Dept. of Community & Economic Development

Board Member

Mr. Peter Underwood

Georgia Department of Economic Development Korea Office

Board Member

Mr. Seok Soon (S.S.) Cho  조석순

State of Mississippi, Korea Rep. Office

Board Member

Ms. Hyun – Sook Kim 김현숙

Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina


Mr. J Gregory Briscoe, Minister Counselor, Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy

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