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Managing Director, Axle Companies

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Jiwon came to the United States to attend boarding schools at the age of twelve. After studying Hospitality Management at Cornell University and doing a year abroad at Waseda University in Japan, she worked for Starwood Hotels & Resorts at its corporate headquarters and at the W Hotels in New York City. In 2020, Jiwon joined Axle Companies, which is her family office, and she oversees the company’s hospitality properties, including the historic Gunter Hotel in downtown San Antonio.

Jiwon and her husband Steven have two daughters Josie (14) and Elena (12.) The family split their time between Seoul and San Antonio, and Jiwon has been enjoying living in San Antonio and exploring the dynamic city and community. Jiwon serves on the board at Cate School, and Steven and Jiwon are on the board of the Hammer Museum and SCI-Arc. Steven has an architectural practice based in the US, South Korea, and Japan.