Hinsdale Central High School

Roger Kodat

Membership level: Hall of Fame

Roger Kodat

Inductee Year 2018
Roger Kodat graduated from Hinsdale Central in 1972, where he was a key member of Don Watson’s legendary championship swimming teams. He went on to graduate from Northwestern, later earning Masters degrees in Political Science, and Business Administration from Indiana University, which led to an outstanding career in international banking in both the public and private sectors.

Among Roger’s notable positions:

Vice President and Group Head, Eastern Europe/USSR (1982-1991) for Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company

Advisor to the Chairman of the largest bank in the Czech Republic for the U.S. Department of the Treasury (1991-1993)

Vice President and Senior Country Officer for the Czech Republic, for The Chase Manhattan Bank (1994-1999)

Deputy Assistant Secretary (Government Financial Policy), U.S. Department of the Treasury (2001-2007)

Today, Roger is Project Director of the National Academy of Public Administration in Washington DC, a congressionally chartered research organization established to assist government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations. He also has a Business and Financial Consulting practice, The Kodat Group.

Roger and his wife, Betsey, make their home in Greenville, SC.
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