Leadership — Phillip Kasik
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. He is a registered professional engineer with MPR Associates, a consulting engineering firm with principal headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Phil serves on the Board of the Chicagoland Czech-American Community Center and participates in numerous other Czech heritage and genealogical organizations. Phil received engineering degrees from the University of Illinois and the University of California at Berkeley, where he received his Master of Science degree. Upon graduation, Phil served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy, working as a nuclear engineer in the Division of Naval Reactors, under Admiral H. G. Rickover. Upon completing his Naval service, he joined MPR Associates, Engineers where he has worked for nearly 40 years. A member of the American Nuclear Society and the American Society for Metals, Phil has directed a variety of nuclear engineering projects in both the private and government sectors. He served as a founding trustee of Emmanuel Episcopal Church Foundation in Alexandria.