Children's Advocate and Property Developer in Chicago, Illinois
Over the course of his career, Michael Chezan has focused on strengthening communities and neighborhoods across Chicago. He stands out as founder of the Elite Urban Education Corporation, a curriculum development company focused on incorporating themed enrichment activities into early childhood education. Also active in the same role with Kidz Academy, the most rapidly-growing early education brand in the Midwest, Michael Chezan strives to improve the education experience for young children in densely-populated communities.
An accomplished real estate developer, Michael Chezan has served with the internationally-active Grand Properties since 2001. In that time, he has overseen the restoration, renovation, and construction of many high-end residences. He guides land acquisition and zoning procedures as well as a number of other complex processes, each of which requires collaboration with professionals in such areas as cost estimating, site safety, and purchasing.
Michael Chezan balances his professional and philanthropic work with an active personal life. He enjoys playing golf on a weekly basis at the North Shore Country Club, and he is an active basketball player. A fan of the Chicago Bulls, he attends home games every month throughout the season.