Honorary Consul: Franz Kolb Recognized: Franz Kolb was recognized by the State Department as an Honorary Consul to Austria on June 14, 2002. He is the Regional Director for International Trade and Diplomacy responsible for Europe, India, Middle East and Africa in the State of Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development. His previous experience includes: President of the Kolb Group, an international business consulting company specializing in international business development, Deputy Director for the State of Utah’s International Business Development Office, Director of International Services of Ernst & Young, and President of an international business consulting firm which specialized in the high-tech industry. Mr. Kolb was educated in Austria and the United States. He received an Associate, Bachelor, and Master’s degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Mr. Kolb has been appointed by the United States Secretary of Commerce to the Utah District Export Council.