Mr. Filak has lived in Plano for more than 25 years and is a former board member of the Plano Symphony Orchestra. He and his family recently returned from living in Asia for 2 years. Based in Bangkok, Thailand, Mr. Filak had extended business dealings in Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong, China and Singapore. In addition, Mr. Filak has previous business experience working in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Eastern Europe, France, India, Mexico, Philippines, Spain, Sweden, and UK. These international experiences have provided Mr. Filak a unique world view and has helped formulate his vision of how to compete in a global economy.
Mr. Filak received a Masters of Music along with an MBA from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a BA from St. Vincent University in Latrobe PA. He has composed the music for 3 produced musicals including “Choices” that ran off-Broadway (with a cast that included Natalie Portman). He has been a participant in the Van Cliburn Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs.
Mr. Filak has been married to his wife, Carolyn, for 23 years and has two daughters – Kristen a student at Collin College, and Alexandra, a student at Renner Middle School.