Roderick Read
Member of Board

Roderick grew up in south Texas, and moved to Switzerland for almost 25 years. While living in the that country, he raised a family, spent too many hours working in the financial sector, and not nearly enough time with his three children, or flying in the Swiss and French Alps. Roderick has an MBA in finance and accounting, from Florida Tech.

Roderick’s grandfather’s twin brother, Curtis S. Read, a United States naval aviator, was the first casualty of the First Yale Unit on February 27, 1918. Curtis’ story is featured in the first documentary feature produced by Humanus Documentary Films Foundation: The Millionaires’ Unit – The First U.S. Naval Aviators in World War I.

Roderick is an avid aviator and flight instructor. One of his identical twin daughters, graduated from the US Naval Academy, and is now working towards earning her Naval Aviator wings – keeping the family military aviation dream alive. His other daughter is an LAPD officer, and his son is about to finish law school in a Boston. Roderick lives in Illinois with his wife, Monika, and her two boys.