Steven R. Okun joined KKR in February 2011 as Director of Public Affairs, Asia Pacific. Steve oversees public affairs, corporate citizenship and external communications and assists in those efforts for KKR's portfolio companies in the region. Steve serves as Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, a position for which he has won three consecutive elections. He also serves as an advisor to BedRock Hotels. Until October 2010, he was Vice President for Public Affairs for UPS in Asia Pacific. Posted to Singapore in 2003, Steve represented UPS before the governments of the region, focusing on matters concerning international aviation, trade, and competition. From 1999 to 2003, Steve worked in UPS' Washington, DC office, where he coordinated the company's successful efforts in obtaining its initial aviation authority to China. Steve served in the Administration of President Bill Clinton as Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Transportation, being at the Department from 1994 to 1999. For his public service, he was awarded the Secretary's Award for Special Service Commendation. In 2002, the National Committee on US-China Relations selected him as one of the 24 inaugural delegates to Committee's Young Leaders' Forum. In 2006, the Boao Forum for Asia chose him as the inaugural Co-Chair of the 21st Century Leaders. Steve received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.