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Larry Eppley Elected Chairman of the Board of The CEC and 1871

June 24, 2019

Chicago office managing partner Larry Eppley has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) and 1871, effective July 1.  The CEC is a Chicago-based non-profit organization that supports entrepreneurs on their path to building high-growth, sustainable businesses that serve as platforms for economic development and civic leadership. Its flagship project, 1871, is the no. 1 ranked university-affiliated business incubator in the world, and the home of roughly 500 high-growth technology startups and about 1,500 members supported by an entire ecosystem focused on accelerating their growth and creating jobs in the Chicagoland area.

Excerpt from the announcement:

“I’m honored to serve as Chairman,” said Larry Eppley, Incoming CEC Board Chairman. “Having been part of this organization since its pre-1871 days and watching startup after startup grow and flourish under 1871’s support and guidance, I am excited for this next chapter. I look forward to leading the Board and working closely with senior leadership to continue our mission of supporting entrepreneurs on their path to building high-growth, sustainable businesses, creating jobs, and fostering Chicago’s tech ecosystem. Jim’s hard work and legacy has really paved the way for our future.”

Read the CEC and 1871’s press release here.