County Executive Officer, Orange County
Frank Kim was appointed county executive officer (CEO) by the Orange County Board of Supervisors on May 12, 2015.
Known equally for his expertise and his collaborative approach as a problem-solver, Frank brings to the CEO role more than 25 years of experience in planning, organization and direction; team leadership and supervision; program development and management; and financial services. He joined the County in 1995 as a staff accountant.
Prior to being named CEO, Frank served as the County’s chief financial officer since 2012. In collaboration with executive management and the Board of Supervisors, as CFO he was responsible for the County’s $5.6-billion, 23-department, 18,000-position budget. He also held the position of County budget director for more than five years, monitoring and preparing quarterly budget adjustments and developing the County’s five-year Strategic Financial Plan.
In previous County roles he supervised the budget, payroll, accounting, collections, contract and procurement, real estate and clerical support functions of the $150-million, 1,400-position Orange County Probation Department from 2005 to 2007 as director of administration and finance. He provided guidance to agencies and departments on long-range planning, capital improvement plans and workforce planning documents as budget team manager with the County Budget Office from 2002 to 2005. As interim reuse manager with the County’s former Local Redevelopment Authority in 2002, he oversaw activities at the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, including base leases and facilities maintenance.
Frank held positions in private industry and higher education before embarking upon his County career. He holds a master of public administration degree and a bachelor’s of accountancy from California State University, Long Beach.