EFGC Welcomes New President & CEO

Kurt W. Florian, Jr., a seasoned professional in business and non-profit sectors, was recently named President & CEO by the Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago.

With a law degree from Duke University and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Chicago, Florian was previously a partner at Lord, Bissell & Brook and Katten Muchin Rosenman law firms in Chicago before moving to Vanderbilt Capital Advisors, where he served as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, and Counsel. 

 A native of Wheaton, Florian lives there still with wife Linda, daughter Jennifer and son Kyle.  His childhood experiences with seizures, as well has his daughter’s epilepsy, led him to serve for over twenty years on the Board of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, of which he was Chairman for several years.  When his daughter began to suffer from seizures, his commitment to the Foundation was reaffirmed.

 “Our Foundation has long been a special place for my family and me, and after all these years, it’s great to work here with such dedicated colleagues,” Florian commented.

Founded in 1946, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is a community-based, non-profit organization giving support, inspiration, and hope to the more than 130,000 individuals with epilepsy, as well as their families and friends, in Chicagoland and 43 counties in North and Central Illinois.  In 2012, EFGC served more than 12,000 children, youth, and adults as the only regional provider of a full range of resources for people with epilepsy to achieve their life goals and not lose another moment to seizures.

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