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  • Kim Wenglik Curtis '83

    President & CEO, Wealth Legacy Institute

    “EC gave me the foundation to thrive professionally and the friendships of a lifetime.”

              Kim graduated from Elmira College in 1983, majoring in Criminal Justice, and then attended the University of Denver Sturm College of Law for her MSJA in judicial administration. She is now the President and CEO of the Wealth Legacy Institute. She has been named a Top 100 worldwide expert in the field of Family Dynamics & Wealth Transfer Planning recognized by the international research organization of Collaboration for Flourishing Families.

              The internship Kim took while at Elmira College was with the Neighborhood Justice Project, an organization that worked with disputes through facilitation, negotiation, and mediation. “That experience focused my interest as a criminal justice major on alternative dispute resolution,” she explains. Kim also remembers Victor Kowalewski, who was the head of the criminal justice program at EC. “Victor had a lot to do with my career choices as my mentor and guide. He would share books, challenge my assumptions, and encourage me to pursue my dreams!” 


              Kim is also a member of Elmira College’s Alumni Board. “I joined for a chance to relive my college years,” Kim says. Part of these college years included playing basketball and being involved in the Student Association. “EC gave me the foundation to thrive professionally and the friendships of a lifetime. I have enormous gratitude to Elmira College and the people who have made this a better place!” 


              Kim is currently writing a book titled Fire Your Advisor! A no-nonsense guide to smart investing. This book is expected to be available on Amazon in the spring of 2014.


    Learn more about Elmira College's Criminal Justice program