Director, Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce
Term: Presidental At-Large appointment expiring 12/31/16
Leadership Role(s): Scholarship Co-Chair
Member Organization: Oak Park River Forest High School, District 200
Peter Hostrawser is the Founder and Chairman of the OPRF School of Business, an innovative department within Oak Park and River Forest High School, in Oak Park, Illinois. Peter began his career as a business entrepreneur in the fields of Video Production and Business Consulting. He currently also owns Hostrawser Consulting. In the OPRF School of Business students are actively engaged in project-based learning which has led to a 25% increase in enrollment. Students in the OPRF School of Business have the opportunity to work collaboratively with companies like Coca-Cola, Hyatt, MTV, and Oracle.
Peter has been in education for over 14 years and during that time achieved a M.Ed in School Leadership from Concordia University Chicago. He also has a B.A. in Journalism from Valparaiso University. He is a Golden Apple Finalist, currently serves on the Brookfield, Illinois Parks and Recreation Board as well as on the Oak Park and River Forest Chamber of Commerce Board.
Peter Hostrawser believes that high-quality business education is the key to success for any student. His mission is to give high school students the power to become creative problem solvers as they learn to adapt to certain change. His passion in life is to redesign high schools around student interests in order to motivate them to do the important work of becoming productive citizens and, ultimately, future business owners.
OPRF School of Business
Founder and Chairman