Dr. Kudrna’s distinguished career includes more than 35 years of public employment, private consulting, and public service through assignment to numerous commissions, legislative task forces, and government panels. Among these distinctions are:
Council of Great Lakes Governors – serves on Advisory Committee to the Great Lakes
Charter Annex 2001 (an amendment to the Great Lakes Charter of 1985) for the purpose ofimplementing a new standard for diversions and consumptive uses of Great Lakes waters
Chicago Lake Michigan Committee – served with Commissioner of Environment, Chicago
Park District Superintendent and City of Chicago Cabinet to develop policies and monitor activities that benefit Lake Michigan.
Chicago Shoreline Commission - has served as Commissioner, Chairman, and Member of the Engineering Subcommittee.
Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission- Advisory Committee of Regional Water
Great Lakes Commission - (government non-profit commission) Member of the Executive
Committee and Current Chairman of the Illinois Delegation, for which he has served for 25 years.
NOAA - Member of the National Sea Grant Review Panel.
NOAA-Member of the Science Advisory Board
Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Maritime Forum - (government non-profit commission) United
DuPage County Regional Planning Commission - serves as Board Member.
Global Climate Change Task Force - Illinois Legislative appointee.
Kudrna & Associates, Ltd.
CEO - 1997 to Present
President - 1986 to 1997
Epstein Civil Engineering, Inc.
President - 1982 to 1986
State of Illinois Department of Transportation - Director, Division of Water Resources -
1977 to 1982
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago - Supervising Engineer of
Flood Control (1974 to 1977)
Supervising Engineer of Planning (1969 to 1974)
Senior Civil Engineer (1968 to 1969)
State of Illinois Department of Transportation - Civil Engineer, Division of Highways 1963 to 1969