Professor Emeritus of History at Indiana University, John Bodnar is an expert on the representations of violence in American memory and culture. He is particularly intrigued by the conflict between heroic and traumatic experiences following episodes of state sponsored violence.
He is the author of numerous books, such as The Transplanted: A History of Immigrants in Urban America and Remaking America: Public Memory, Commemoration, and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century. His latest release will be Divided by Terror: American Patriotism After 9/11 which will be released in 2021.
Early Life and Education
John Bodner was born in Munhall, Pennsylvania on December 27, 1930 to Anna and George Bodner Sr.
He was an accomplished high school athlete before joining the Marines in 1940 and serving as a parachute instructor during World War II. Throughout his military service, he earned several awards such as the Silver Star and French Legion of Honor.
He was a graduate of Cornell University and Northwestern University Law School, as well as a partner at Howrey LLP where he specialized in antitrust litigation. Upon retirement, he served as volunteer financial planner for an Upper Wisconsin area group of couples. In his free time he enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren, traveling by motorhome and researching his family history – all survived by his beloved wife Karen Fielding after 59 years together.
John Bodner has dedicated his professional career to revolutionizing organizations through process improvement, performance management and technology utilization. He has extensive experience working with senior-level leadership and is renowned for his dedication to serving the community.
His tenure in higher education saw him manage grants and provide project management services for the Information Technology department. Later, he relocated to South Carolina where he joined Horry County government as a Special Projects Manager, leading some of their most challenging initiatives. With expertise in process improvement and soft skills, he was an ideal leader of projects with wide-reaching effects across numerous departments. Furthermore, his commitment to servant leadership made him a valuable administrator within the county.
Achievements and Honors
As a proud Indiana University alumnus, he has earned numerous awards and accolades. A well-rounded individual, he also enjoys spending time with his family – his wife of 35 years and five grandkids. When not working or reading books, he loves to relax by the pool. His philanthropic spirit has also seen him contribute to charities close to home such as Indiana University or local charities. Additionally, his expertise in computer science and information retrieval/analytics have been widely recognized throughout his career.
John has achieved a great deal, but it is his service to the community which has earned him the highest praise and honors. Most notably, John served as founding member of the Indiana chapter of Society for Information Technology and Society (SITS), an international professional organization bringing together some of the brightest minds in IT.
John Bodner has been a certified financial planner for more than 30 years, serving the financial services industry. Throughout that time, he has helped many individuals reach their financial objectives. Additionally, as an eight-time winner of the Five Star Wealth Manager award* and frequent speaker at New Jersey universities, private companies, and community organizations, John has gained immense expertise.
He strives to assist his clients in crafting a plan tailored to their individual requirements. Additionally, he ensures that their financial goals are in sync with their long-term aspirations.
He has co-authored a book on pandemic conspiracy theories entitled Covid-19 Conspiracy Theories: QAnon, 5G, the New World Order and Other Viral Ideas that he hopes will provide useful information for the public.
John Bodner has an estimated net worth of $125 Million. As a businessman, he owns Verint Systems stock which according to Form 4 filed with the SEC he has traded 59 times since 2003. It’s estimated that John has sold 5,879 units since 2003 for a total gain of $71,831,445 worth of shares in Verint Systems alone. Furthermore, Bodner earns an annual salary at Verint Systems of $11,869,700.
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