Kurt Kozacek

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Marketing Executive – Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Kurt is the Vice President of Visual Merchandising for Hallmark Cards, Inc. He is responsible for the end-to-end strategy, planning, and execution of Hallmark’s brand experience and visual presentation in all mass channel outlets. He previously worked as the Vice President of Operations for Hallmark’s Walmart business as well as Director of Sales for their Walgreens business.

Kurt graduated from Northern Illinois University with degrees in Communication and Psychology. Kurt and his wife Linda have been married for 25 years and have two daughters, both attending college. Kurt is actively involved in his church and has served as a confirmation mentor in the youth ministry program for 10 years. He became personally aware of the challenges Tourette syndrome through a local foundation, a young musician at his church, and the niece of close family friends. Kurt became aware of Brad’s inspiring story and the Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation through Hallmark’s production of Front of the Class.