Vin Ko is senior program manager for the St. Louis Mosaic Project, which seeks to transform St. Louis into the fastest growing metropolitan area for immigration by 2020 and to promote regional prosperity through immigration and innovation. Ko ensures the success of Mosaic’s targeted programs by managing and supporting the more than 800 Mosaic Ambassadors, regional entrepreneurs, and international student initiatives in St. Louis.
Before this, Vin worked at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS) in their Alumni and Development office where he helped secure a $7-million-dollar lead gift. He also served as the director of operations for State Treasurer Clint Zweifel’s successful reelection campaign in 2012.
Born in St. Louis, Vin graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. Since moving back to St. Louis in 2010, Vin has launched St. Louis Pick Up Soccer, growing to more than 5,000 members playing all over the region. Vin is a graduate of the FOCUS St. Louis Emerging Leaders Program and was a member of the TEDxGatewayArch Leadership Board, Ladue Education Foundation Board, and FBI Citizens Academy. Vin currently serves on 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.” With his spare time, Vin coaches the Washington University in St. Louis Women’s Club Soccer team and is a member of the St. Louis Curling Club.