Mr. Kodat is founder and Principal of the Kodat Group LLC, a financial and strategic consulting company located in Northern Virginia. In recent years, he has led more than a dozen consulting projects focusing on federal agency strategic planning and transformation for the National Academy of Public Administration, a congressionally-chartered think tank in Washington, DC. His financial experience includes 20 years of international commercial and investment banking at JPMorganChase and its predecessor banks, focusing on Central and Eastern Europe.
A native Nebraskan, John Kotouc graduated from Omaha Westside High School and thereafter Harvard University (AB) with post graduate studies at Westminster (BD), University of Nebraska Law School (JD), and YPO Executive Education at Stanford Business School.
Mr. Kotouc is a third-generation banker. He is Executive Chairman of American National Bank, Omaha, a board member of Western Bank, Saint Paul, Minnesota, and Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of parent American National Corporation, a $2.5 billion regional banking company with operations in Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota.
AFoCR Director: Ambassador Richard W. Graber served as United States Ambassador to the Czech Republic from September 2006 until January 2009. As Ambassador, he was responsible for all matters affecting the United States in the Czech Republic and for maintaining and strengthening the historically friendly relationship between the countries.
AFoCR Director Patricia Stack lived in Prague with her husband, banker Jack Stack, from 2000 through 2007. While Mr. Stack served as CEO of Česka Spořitelna, the Czech Republic’s largest retail bank, Mrs. Stack participated extensively in various civic organizations, including the International Women’s Association of Prague, serving as President for two years and Editor of the organization’s monthly magazine for an additional year. Mrs. Stack also held the position of President of the Money Club, Ladies Division, a civic arm of Česka Spořitelna.
AFoCR Director Dick Schubert has served in leadership positions in law, business, government and the non-profit sector. He currently serves as Senior Vice President of Executive Coaching Network, and Washington Representative and founding board member of Management & Training Corporation.
In addition, he serves as Chairman Emeritus of the International Youth Foundation, Vice Chairman and founding board member of the Drucker Foundation and Vice Chairman and founding board member of the Josephson Institute of Ethics.
AFoCR Director and past President The Rev. Michael G. Rokos has been a member of the Board of AFoCR since 1999 and has served as President, Vice President and as a member of the Board of Directors.
He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and the Virginia Theological Seminary. He is an Episcopal Priest and has served parishes in the Dioceses of Maryland, Washington and Delaware and has a private practice in psychotherapy. He is currently the Priest-in-Charge of St. Margaret’s Church, Coventry outside of Baltimore.
AFoCR Director Gail Naughton was named President/CEO of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in September 2002, coming to the NCSML after 15 years at Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa where she served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement. During her time at Clarke, she was responsible for alumni relations, fund raising, public relations, marketing, communications, publications, and directed marketing and fund raising efforts that increased enrollment by 50%, endowment by 100% and annual fund raising by 100%.
Fritz L. Duda is chief executive officer of Genus Holdings, LLC, a Dallas-based investment company and founder and owner of the Fritz Duda Company, a privately held real estate development company with offices in Dallas, Texas, Newport Beach, California, and Chicago, Illinois.
Mr. Duda has served on the boards of a number of private and public companies. He was a founding investor and director of HMI Acquisitions and, subsequently, The Vons Companies, Inc. from 1985 to 1997 when the company was merged with Safeway.
AFoCR Director George T. Drost is an attorney with Drost Kivlahan McMahon & O’Connor LLC a prominent law firm in the Chicago area. Mr. Drost concentrates in estate planning, corporate law, and international law. He is experienced in a variety of sophisticated estate planning and wealth transfer techniques, including revocable and irrevocable trusts, family limited partnerships, charitable gift planning, and tax qualified plan distributions. Mr. Drost has also been involved in establishing succession plans for several multi-million dollar corporate clients.