Leadership

Officers

    John Kraljic

    John P. Kraljic was born in New York City of Croatian parents from the area of Rijeka. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center, a Bachelor’s degree from the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University and a Master of Arts degree in history from the City University of New York. Mr. Kraljic is currently the President of the Academy.

    Michael Young

    Michael Young is the President of Vision Marketing Inc, a database company specializing in financial and insurance marketing. He served as the Human Rights Advisor for the Bosnian Mission to the UN in 1991, was a member of the American Initiative for Croatia and is a member of the National Federation of Croatian Americans. He is former Vice Chairman and current board member of City Harvest and member of the Harlem Stage board. Mr. Young is a graduate of Tufts University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Minor in Political Science. He has studied at I.E.S in London and Tufts in Talloires France, while interning in Geneva. Mr. Young is currently a Vice President of the Academy.

    Emily Erceg

    Emily Perkovic Erceg received Bachelor's degree from SUNY Albany and a Master's degree from Fordham University in teaching with a concentration in Historical Literature. She currently owns and manages masonry restoration company and lives with husband and three children in New York City. Ms. Erceg is currently the Treasurer of the Academy.

    Vedran Nazor

    Vedran Nazor is a financial professional at Brill Securities, Inc., a broker-dealer with 58 registered representatives New York and New Jersey. Mr. Nazor has held an industry securities registration for 30 years and is subject to FINRA oversight. Mr. Nazor is a former President of the Academy and currently serves on its Executive Committee.