Meet Harold Pyon

Harold Pyon was born in Korea and immigrated to the United States, settling in Virginia over 5 decades ago. After high school, Harold served in the United States Army as a Medic. Harold graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University through the G.I. Bill and would go on to obtain his Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia, a certificate in Advanced Public Management from Syracuse University, and attended a Juris Masters Certificate program at George Washington Law/USPTO.


In addition to his work for the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Harold has held a variety of civic and advisory roles in local and state government, including serving on the Fairfax County Parks Authority, the Virginia State Board of Elections, and the Fairfax County Small Business Commission.


Harold has received numerous awards for his volunteer public service to our Commonwealth.

Harold also serves as the Chairman of the Korean American Community Service Center of the Greater Washington Region, where he oversees a budget to ensure the non-profit’s financial stability and has lent his expertise to VCU’s Board Visitors and Gilmore’s Commonwealth Council on Higher Education. He is a retired federal worker who knows what it takes to promote public-private partnerships for economic development.