Honorary Consul John Petkus is a 22 year resident of the State of Nevada, moving to Las Vegas from his native Michigan in 1994.  Consul Petkus has been Chief of Mission for the Polish Consulate in Las Vegas since 2009 and administers to the over 15,000 Polish diaspora and 50,000 American’s of Polish decent that call Nevada home.  The Consular jurisdiction consists of the entire State of Nevada.  The Consulate provides Consular services, promotes trade & business between Poland and Nevada and also promotes cultural and educational outreach.

Consul Petkus is a graduate of Michigan Technological University with a B.A. in Technical Communications.  While living in Michigan he was involved in the engineering and sales of semiconductor products to the automotive industry.  Since his move to Nevada, he founded and runs Hemisphere West International, a wholesale distributor of currency handling technology with a worldwide customer base.