A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Branko Terzic

The Honorable Branko Terzic, PC, GCCY, ScD (h.c.) holds appointments as The Royal Adjutant (1976), Member of the Privy Council (1991), and Delegate of HRH Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia in the United States.

Dr. Terzic’s royal decorations include; Kt. Grand Cross of the Order of the White Eagle, Kt Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown of Yugoslavia, Kt. Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, Kt. Order of St. Michael of the Wing, Kt. of Merit of the S.M.O Constantinian of Saint George, Commendatore Order pro Merito Melitense of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (Military & Civil).

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An internationally recognized energy engineer, Dr. Terzic is a former United States federal and state government official and corporate executive. He is currently Executive Director of the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions (Houston, TX and Washington, DC) and Chairman of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Production (Geneva, Switzerland).

Dr. Terzic was twice appointed by President George H.W. Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as Commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He has served on the presidential advisory National Petroleum Council and currently is an appointee to the National Coal Council of the United States. Earlier in his career he served as Commissioner on the State of Wisconsin Public Service Commission and later as Chairman of the State of Wisconsin Racing Board.

In the private sector his prior positions include Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Yankee Energy System, Inc, managing director in Arthur Anderson LLP, Group Vice-President of AUS Consultants.

His articles and commentary have appeared regularly in Public Utility Fortnightly, EnergyBiz, Power Executive, Deregulation Watch, Natural Gas, Oil & Gas Financial Journal, The Economist and other publications. Dr. Terzic’s bi-weekly column, Terzic on Strategy, now appears in Energy Metro Desk having appeared in New Power Executive from 1999-2008. His monthly column Commentary began in European Energy Review magazine in 2007. Terzic contributed a chapter on energy to the book THE WORLD CRISIS: THE WAY FORWARD AFTER IRAQ (Constable, London 2008), edited by Robert Harvey.

Academic awards include a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Doctor of Sciences in Engineering “honorus causa” from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee with state qualification as a Professional Engineer and inducted member of the Order of the Engineer. In 2009 he was elected to the Energy Efficiency Forum Hall of Fame.

From: Royal Family Official Web-Site


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Zorica Pantić

Zorica Pantic, born circa 1951 in the former Yugoslavia, is a college administrator and professor of electrical engineering. In 2005 she was appointed the fourth president of Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.

Pantic was previously the founding Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio and was Director of the School of Engineering at San Francisco State University.

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Publishing

Prayer Book

The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America is pleased to announce the publication of a beautiful pocket-size, full-color, English-language Prayer Book, which has been compiled and designed by our newly enthroned His Grace, Bishop Maxim, and printed in Serbia. The book contains prayers commonly used by Orthodox Christians, lists of Scriptural Commandments, and brief articles on the precepts of Faith, proper conduct in church, and the meaning and practice of prayer. It is adorned with striking icons and illustrations by Fr. Stamatis Skliris, a parish priest in Athens who is renowned as an iconographer and as a writer and lecturer on Byzantine iconography. Full-color on coated stock throughout, 36 pages, 3¾" × 5½" format, paperback, saddle-stitched.