Allan KatzDistinguished Professor
Office: 4747 Troost, Suite 211
Professor Allan Katz is a distinguished professor at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, founder of Katz, Jacobs and Associates, LLC (KJA) and National Chairman of the Village Square which has grown from a local initiative he started in Tallahassee Florida eight years ago to a national organization with chapters in every region of the continental United States. He served as Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Portugal from March 2010 until August 2013. Allan Katz is a lawyer by background who has been active in local and national politics, being a frequent speaker on developments in Europe and American politics. In the private sector, he was the National Director of the Public Policy practice group at the firm of Akerman Senterfitt from 2004 to 2010. Previously, Allan Katz was the managing partner of Katz, Kutter, Alderman & Bryant, P.A., in Tallahassee, Florida from the firm’s inception in 1987. Prior to that he served in Washington, DC as legislative counsel to Congressman Bill Gunter and David Obey and was the General Counsel to the Commission on Administrative Review of the US House of Representatives. He later served as Assistant Insurance Commissioner and Assistant Treasurer for the State of Florida.
Anch 399: Civic Engagement in a Democratic Society
J.D., American University Rice University, 1974
B.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City 1969