The Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina (ACBH) would like to warmly welcome our newest member to the Board of Trustees, Mr. Ali Kozlica.
Mr. Kozlica is a first generation American, born in Cleveland, Ohio. Both of his parents immigrated to the United States from BiH in 1979. The family moved to Arizona in 1983 and Ali has called Phoenix his home ever since. Mr. Kozlica earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Finance from Arizona State University.
Early in his professional career Mr. Kozlica worked with Prudential Financial before forming his own property management company. Today, Mr. Kozlica facilitates property acquisitions and manages close to 100 properties. As a community leader his accomplishments are numerous. Most recently, Mr. Kozlica served as the coordinator for the annual National Bosnian Conference which was held in Phoenix for the first time in 2011 hosting 850 delegates. Mr. Kozlica is also actively involved with the Phoenix Metropolitan Area Police Department and assists local law enforcement to better understand the Bosnian-American community and help facilitate open communication in order to help reduce hate crimes against people of all races and religions.
ACBH is pleased to welcome Mr. Kozlica to the Board of Trustees and looks forward to working with him and the Bosnian-American community in Phoenix to continue strengthening the Bosnian-American voice in Washington, D.C.
"This act of Ali's commitment to the Bosnian-American community and Bosnia and Herzegovina is yet another bright example of Kozlica family long and exemplary tradition of selflessness, community service and civic leadership. I want to use this opportunity to acknowledge early and significant support that the Advisory Council has received from the Kozlica family while we were still in the formative stage of our institutional build-out. Ali has demonstrated a unique passion, knowledge and community connectivity that will surely allow him to lead with confidence and help us strengthen our ranks in Phoenix, Arizona" said ACBH Director of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Haris Hromic.