With a law degree from Duke University and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Chicago, Kurt 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. He became President/CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago in 2012.
A native of Wheaton, Illinois, Kurt 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.