Kevin Kreutner works in marketing management for a manufacturer supplying products to the food service industry. This career is the mending of two prior career paths - one in advertising and one in restaurant management. He earned his bachelors degree from Cal. State Fullerton and also has an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. While at Notre Dame, he focused his studies on business ethics with a particular emphasis on international business issues facing immigrants from Latin America. He is a published author of one research study in this area titled Life in the fields: an exploration of migrant labor in America ’s agricultural industries.
Kevin, along with his wife Sheila, has one daughter adopted from Guatemala. Going through the adoption process during the Hague crisis of 2003 had a significant impact on his life as he realized that many “child’s rights” groups he had traditionally supported were really following idealistic agendas that ignore cultural realities and are detrimental to children. At that time, he became very involved in lobbying members of Congress for support and fighting to keep children’s options open with ethical adoption practices. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for FOA, Kevin is the chief writer for the popular Guatadopt website. His goals for FOA are to try to place pragmatic thought into the governance of adoption practices and try to make ICA more available for children in many countries where it has all but been eliminated.
Organizations this person works for or is related to
|Focus on Adoption (FOA)||Board member||2004-01-01|
|Families without Borders||Participates in|
News paper articles, official documents and reports filed about this person
|Story of Karen's Family (girl held by Mary Bonn)||2007-10-07|
|GUATEMALA UNDER SCRUTINY FOR ABUSES IN ADOPTIONS||2007-02-28|
|Focus on Adoption: Who we are and Mission July 2006||2006-07-14|
|FOA IRS-990 2004, 2005||2005-12-31|