Meet Our BoardJohn E. Kobara
Name: John E. Kobara
City of residence: South Pasadena
Club: Screaming Eagle
Profession: Foundation Executive
Family: Married. Three grown children.
Volunteer and committee involvement:Boards of Coro Foundation of SoCal; Walden University; Board of Visitors of Department of Sociology UCLA; National Advisory Board Grameen America; Board of Governors Japanese American National Museum
What you Didn’t Know:
First car: Datsun 510
Favorite book: War of Art
Favorite quote: Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
Greatest pride: Being a dad of three healthy, happy college graduates.
Most visited website that’s not work-related: Ted.com
On volunteering:Giving back to the community through your passions is the most satisfying part of my career.
On the Course:
Has golfed for:Off and on 35 years
Favorite TOUR players: Rickie Fowler and Michelle Wie
What part of the game needs to change?: Speed of play and growing the game.
Importance of junior golf:Engaging young people in a sport that emphasizes integrity, independent thinking, self discipline and networking is a powerful form of education and career development.