A Proven Leader
My name is Tony Vlastelica. Both of my parents are immigrants, coming to the US from Croatia in 1980; I am a first generation American with a strong American and Croatian heritage. My parents moved to America because of opportunity, there is no other nation on earth where such great opportunity exists to anyone willing to put in the work. My parents had few prospects in Croatia (formerly part of communist Yugoslavia). I was raised by a single mom in the west Chicago suburbs, after my parents divorced when I was 5 years old. I attended public schools from K-12th grade and then attended a public college and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004.
I have been a Manitowoc resident and taxpayer since 2010. My wife Modesty and I have 4 daughters ranging from preschool to a senior in high school. I am a born-again Christian, repenting of my sins, and giving my life to Jesus in July of 2012. I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross of Calvary to pay for our sins and to receive forgiveness you must repent of your sins and accept Him as Lord and Savior of your life. I believe that the Bible is the infallible word of God.
I am an entrepreneur and business owner, starting my business Contemporary Energy Solutions back in 2011. From our humble beginnings and by the grace of God have grown to a multi-million-dollar business with 17 employees operating across the United States. I did this all with no outside capital infusion, reinvesting our profits into acquiring top talent to help me grow the business.
It takes a high degree of people skills, financial discipline, accountability, and execution to grow the way we have. I plan on bringing those skills to the MPSD board to help our community move the needle on results. I am an “A” player, highly competitive and love to win in everything I do. At the same time, I am compassionate and genuinely want to improve outcomes for all students and for our community as they pursue their version of the American dream.
I love America and our rich history.
I love truth.
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