Vin Ko joined the St. Louis Mosaic Project as Senior Program Manager at the beginning of 2015. As Senior Program Manager, Ko ensures the success of Mosaic’s targeted programs by managing and supporting the over 700 Mosaic Ambassadors. He also manages and supports regional entrepreneurs, and international student retention initiatives in St. Louis. Under the leadership of Executive Director Betsy Cohen, he leverages targeted digital media campaigns to grow the Mosaic’s many initiatives supporting the Mosaic Project’s goal of making St. Louis the fastest growing major region for immigration by 2020.
Prior to his work with St. Louis Mosaic Project, Ko worked at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS) in their Alumni and Development office where he helped secure a $7 million lead gift. He also served as the Director of Operations for State Treasurer Clint Zweifel’s successful re-election campaign in 2012. Born in St. Louis, he attended the University of California – Santa Barbara graduating with a BA in Political Science.
Since moving back to St. Louis in 2010, Ko has started and grown a local pick up soccer organization known as St. Louis Pick Up Soccer. In 2017, Ko was named one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s “30 Under 30.” Ko was a member of the FOCUS St. Louis Emerging Leaders Program, TEDx Gateway Arch Leadership Board, and FBI Citizens Academy. In addition, he currently serves on the Ladue Education Foundation Board, The St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation Executive Board, The Downtown STL Inc. Board of Directors, the Asian American Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Advisory Board for Peter and Paul Community Services’ Club Soccer Team, “The St. Louis Roadies.”