Honorary Consul General Steven H. Katich

Bio Information

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Serbia
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Address: 

Colorado Center
2000 S. Colorado Blvd.
Tower One, Suite 12000
Denver, CO  80222-0340

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Tel: 303.300-7887
Fax: 303-339-4695

Steven Katich serves as Honorary Consul in Colorado for the Republic of Serbia.  He has done so since 2003.

Katich, an attorney by trade, traces his family roots to Zitiste, located in the Central Banat province of Vojvodina in Serbia.  His interest in his homeland was born during the region’s civil wars of the 1990’s.  He traveled to Serbia as a part of the first business delegation to the country after former President Milosevic was defeated by Vojislav Kostunica.  Later, he was selected by Freedom House, a Washington D.C. based NGO, to spend one month working with the communications staff of the President in Belgrade.

In 1984, Katich was appointed by former Mayor Federico Pena to serve as executive director of the Denver Baseball Commission.  In that role, he spearheaded the city’s successful effort to bring Major League Baseball to the community.  He then spent 13 years as a partner at GBSM, a Denver-based communications consulting firm.  There, he headed the firm’s public affairs group.  More recently, he served as President of the Denver Public Schools Foundation and then President of Rainbow Rewards, a Colorado-based rewards program company.

Katich serves on the Boards of the Downtown Denver Partnership, the Denver Botanic Gardens, as well as the Colorado Consular Corps.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Denver and then attended the George Washington School of Law in Washington, D.C. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Katich is married to Ellen Jaskol, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph for the Rocky Mountain News. Since the closure of the News, she is the owner of Ellen Jaskol Photography in Denver (www.ellenjaskol.com). Katich has two daughters: Alexandra, a 2009 graduate of Brown University who is an account executive for Ketchum Public Relations in New York City; and Helen, a freshman at the University of Colorado in Boulder, majoring in International Relations.