Joong Won Pyo, THF’s 2023 Rising Star

Joong Won Pyo (THF ’16) has been named T. Howard Foundation’s 2023 “Rising Star.”

The Rising Star distinction recognizes THF alumni for their outstanding early-career achievements and their commitment to advancing the Foundation’s mission by paying it forward. Pyo was recognized at the 2023 Diversity Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 17th where he delivered his brief remarks.

Joong Won Pyo is a business major who loves Excel by day and by night, is a writer, director, and producer who even choreographs his own content. He began his long journey through internships with NCTA and Discovery Communications working tirelessly to help bridge the gap between the US and many Korean entertainment industries. In 2022, he joined the Shaw Entertainment Group and launched the company’s first VOD distribution pipeline.

Joong is proud to have served in the Korean Army Special Missions Unit and credits the T. Howard Internship Training Program for providing insight, advice, and friendship.