North Central College - Naperville, IL

Obrad Kesic

Class Year: 
1988

Alumni Recognition Award Winner 2003

Obrad Kesic is a senior partner with TSM Global Consultants LLC, a Washington, D.C. firm providing business consulting services and government affairs representation to American companies interested in doing business with Russia, Eastern Europe and the Balkans. TSM also offers the same services to international companies interested in doing business with the United States. Kesic has enjoyed a successful and wide-ranging career in international relations. In 1999, he traveled to Yugoslavia with Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Push Coalition to assist in negotiations for the release of three U.S. prisoners of war held by the Yugoslav Army. The group was successful and Kesic received the Rainbow Coalition/Operation Push Peace Award for his assistance in this successful mission. Kesic has authored more than three dozen essays, articles and research papers. Kesic has served as commentator and analyst for American and international media including CNN, 60 Minutes, BBC, NPR and The Lehrer News Hour.