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Michelle Olson

Michelle du Pont Olson is a native Washingtonian. She attended Duke University where she received a BA in political science and an MBA in marketing. For a time, she worked for large corporations including RJR Nabisco and Comcast until she started creating her own brand of jewelry, Michelle du Pont Inc. in 1997. Her jewelry line, which she manufactured by hand, branded, and distributed, was sold nationwide at Saks Fifth Avenue stores for over 10 years.

Roger Kodat

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.

Barbara Gibian

AFoCR Vice President Barbara Gibian is Principal at Pen-y-Bryn Partners LLC. 

Patricia Stack

AFoCR Senior Vice President 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.

Phillip M. Kasik, P.E

AFoCR past President and Vice President Phil Kasik is a founding director of AFoCR.  He served as Treasurer from 1995 through 2002 and President from 2002 through 2004.  Phil was the Project Manager for completing the Masaryk Memorial Project and for ongoing upkeep and maintenance of the statue and park grounds.  He also managed the AFoCR effort to realize nearly 30 flood relief projects in the Czech Republic after the tragic floods of 2002.

Robert W. Doubek

AFoCR Secretary and past President Robert W. Doubek founded AFoCR in 1995 and served as its president through the end of 1998.  He was instrumental in mobilizing public support for Czech admission to NATO.  In 1996 he launched the project to rebuild the Woodrow Wilson Monument in Prague and has directed the project since the beginning.

Thomas A. Dine

AFoCR President and Director Thomas A. Dine has had a 49-year career in foreign affairs and the politics of U.S. foreign policy.  

A participant on five non-profit boards, he currently serves as President of the American Friends of the Czech Republic, Vice Chair of Freedom House, President of the California House Condominium Association, and board member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Artists for Human Rights.