Seattle Department of Neighborhoods welcomes Frank Nam, our new Neighborhood District Coordinator Supervisor. Frank comes to us from City Year, Inc. as the Managing Director of National Admissions where he led a five-person team responsible for admitting 3,500 AmeriCorps volunteers at 28 sites across the country. Before that he served as the Regional Admissions Director for the West Coast and found great success in grooming future leaders in the organization. In a previous life, he was a foster youth mentorship coordinator, recruitment director, web developer, an SAT/GRE instructor, and even a paper boy.
When he was 3, Frank’s family immigrated from Seoul, South Korea to the New York City area where he spent most of his youth. He’s been in Seattle since 1996 and resides in Othello.
“My experiences growing up as an immigrant and as a person of color have greatly shaped my career choices and working for Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is a remarkable way to expand services for families similar to mine, “said Frank. “I am excited to learn more about local government and how my role and the role of Neighborhood District Coordinators can help expand the lives of all community members here in Seattle.”
In his spare time Frank serves as the head coach for the boys’ Ultimate (Frisbee) team at Franklin High School, volunteers at The Service Board, coaches a nationally-ranked women’s club team, and serves on the curriculum committee with Leadership Tomorrow. He has served on the boards of 826 Seattle and Seattle Works and is a co-founder of the non-profit organization, Southend Ultimate Program.