John Kuhry

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John Kuhry
John Kuhry

Travels from Omaha, Nebraska

John M. Kuhry, Sr. is a thrice former CEO, published author and keynote speaker.

 John Kuhry is an accomplished professional who speaks only on issues from which he has direct experience.  A lifelong Catholic, he concentrates on subjects “too hot” for today's clergy that are driving well-intentioned, innocent, and sometimes ignorant Catholics away from the true Faith. His motivation is a proper Catholic legacy for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He has no other agenda.

 Biographical Sketch 
Alumnus of Creighton Prep, Creighton University, Army Intelligence School, and Life Office Management School.

Has received six of the seven sacraments starting with Baptism at Holy Cross Church.  As a boy was personal acolyte to a future Bishop and thought long and hard about becoming a priest.  Received a classical education including five semesters at University studying Theology and Metaphysics.   Amongst the most interesting college courses was Logic!  Six years of Latin (including Prep school) and two years of Greek.  Majored in English and minored in History.

Served thirty months in the United States Army Intelligence Corps as a civilian clothes agent.  Spent the next thirteen years in the insurance industry rising to become, at age thirty-three, the youngest CEO of a public insurance company in America.  Was listed in Who's Who In Insurance.  Spent the next six and a half years with an international productivity company rising to a position of partner.  

Became an entrepreneur and started a snack food company that did business in forty states during the next seven years.  In 1988 started a professional development company, The Change Process.  Behind the values of  Faith and Family comes the game of golf as a serious avocation.

His first “speaking engagement” was before Wall Street Analysts at the tender age of thirty-three.  He has never addressed since a more cynical or difficult audience.  During his business career he wrote at least one hundred professional articles but only recently, at the prodding of a Priest (and Almighty God), has he undertaken the writing of non-fiction books.  The first book, Hardest Is Best, Our Human Heritage was published in June 2010.  A second book entitled The Risen Soul, A Chronicle of 60 Morbid Years  is set for release in November 2011, and a third book, The Moral Collapse of the Popular Culture, The Destruction of our Spiritual Ethos is slated for completion at the end of 2011.

Speech Topics
All topics are tailored to the venue and the audience.  The primary category is the Catholic Faith and includes topics such as Where Are the Laity?, Catholic Parenting, Procreation, Heresy, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy, and Saul of Tarsus and the Popular Culture.  He also gives the Catholic viewpoint on business topics such as Business Ethics, Productivity, Management Responsibility, and Moral Marketing.  Finally, he does serious and whimsical talks on golf including Patience, Practice, and Prevailing.

“You have inspired me!  I bestow upon you the title, Rabbi.  In Hebrew that word means master teacher!  As far as I know, you are the first Catholic Rabbi.”   Peter Weiss, NYC

“Shelly and I would like to thank you for sharing your knowledge, your insight, and your deep commitment to helping others.”  Ike Kyriazis. Pittsburgh, Pa.

“I wanted to thank you for your outstanding keynote presentation at our San Diego Conference.  Your ability to hone in on current issues and present ideas and information that is relative, informative, and focused on positive growth is outstanding.  Your no-nonsense style and command of current global issues is particularly helpful.”  Linda L. Martin, President, Resource Associates Corporation 

Personal Information
Married Rose Krautkremer on October 13, 1962.  Daughter Mary Lynn born 1963.  (Deceased at 20 months.)  Son Patrick Michael born 1967.  (Deceased at 44 years of age.)  Daughter Elizabeth Ann born 1969.   Son John Michael Jr. born 1971.  9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren.

Central National Insurance, Asst. V.P.
Volunteer State Life, Vice President
Resolute Insurance Group, President & CEO
Alexander Proudfoot Company, Partner
VCP, Inc., Founder & CEO
The Change Process, Founder & CEO

Previous Boards & Affiliations
Triumph Investment Trust Ltd., Director
Total Quality Institute, Director
Bond Equipment Corporation, Director
Mutual of Omaha Nebraska Pro-Am, Tournament Director
VCP, Inc., Vice Chairman & Director
The Change Process, Chairman & Director

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