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Lithuanians in Arizona:
Kestutis (Kasey) J. Eidukonis

K. Eidukonis can be reached at [email protected].

Business Management and Consulting

  • Started, built and owns a successful business consulting firm.
  • Successfully managed the improvement or turn-around of over 500 small to medium size businesses ranging in annual revenue from $500,000 - $60 million. These included aviation companies, various contractors, manufacturers, transportation companies, retailers and service providers.
  • Current CEO of VilNews, an online magazine of and for global Lithuania.

International Business, Trade and Banking

  • Successfully advised several Russian and Eastern European firms endeavoring to do business with Western Countries.
  • Worked extensively in Russia, Baltics, and Scandinavia.
  • Set up an import/export company for consumer and industrial goods.
  • Restructured a European Bank's U.S. investment portfolio.

International Military Affairs

  • Served as primary adviser in political and military affairs to the Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Southern Command (Latin and Central America) receiving numerous decorations for outstanding performance.
  • Played a major role in re-establishing democratically elected government of Panama,

Business and Military Lecturing

Lectured at AT&T;'s Global Business Program, East Stroudsburg University, School of the Americas, and the Air Force War College. Presented seminars on various business topics.


Totally computer literate: system installation, project management etc.

Communication and Languages

Able to communicate effectively with different cultural groups in English, German and Lithuanian (fluent) Spanish and Russian (semi-fluent).


An effective negotiator and team leader with skills in group dynamics.

Military Service

  • Active Duty Army Officer, Germany and Vietnam 1969 - 1972
  • Army Reserves, Lieutenant Colonel (retired) 1973 - 1997

    Numerous Special Active duty tours both stateside and overseas. Worked with and for all branches of U.S. Armed Forces. Worked with U.S. Embassies, U.S. State Department and U.S. Congress.

    Decorations from Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines including Bronze Star, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, and 14 others.


  • BS in Russian History, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
  • AA in Business Management, LaSalle Extension University, Chicago IL
  • Postgraduate credits towards an MBA, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
  • Graduate, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS


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