Michael V. Kostiw
Was nominated to serve as CIA executive director, but withdrew after reports that he resigned from the CIA decades ago after being caught shoplifting bacon. Kostiw, served in the CIA for roughly a decade and ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1986.
Advisory Board Member
Michael V. Kostiw is Vice President, International Government Affairs at ChevronTexaco Corporation in Washington, D.C. He serves on the Corporation's Public and Government Affairs Leadership Team, which provides direction and oversight for the ChevronTexaco Public and Government Affairs function in all global energy operations in more than 180 countries in six continents. Kostiw also manages and coordinates the activities of Brussels, London, Houston, and Singapore Public and Government Affairs offices. His staff serves as ChevronTexaco's principal contact point with the U.S. government foreign policy elements such as the Departments of State, Defense, and the National Security Council. The office is also responsible for ChevronTexaco's relationship with international organizations based in Washington, D.C. and New York City, including the embassies, consulates, and United Nations missions of the countries where the company operates.
Kostiw started with Texaco, Inc, in 1982 in the Latin America/West Africa division after a ten-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency. Mike joined Texaco's Washington, D.C. office in 1987 after a failed attempt to win a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, and remained with ChevronTexaco after the merger. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and the Harvard University Foreign Policy Management Program. He speaks Spanish, Italian, Ukranian, and Russian.
Kostiw, an Army reserve Colonel, commands a Pentagon Military Intelligence Unit. He is vice-chairman of the International Republican Institute and is a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Kostiw was born in 1947, is married to Carolyn and they have 3 children.