Eugene Kratus: 2015 UH Distinguished Advisor Award Recipient

“The role of advisor to my clients is the role I most cherish.”

University Hospitals honored Eugene (Gene) Kratus, Esq., Partner, Weston Hurd LLP, with the 2015 Distinguished Advisor Award at the Diamond Advisory Group 10-Year Celebration and Annual Meeting, held in April at the Terrace Club at Progressive Field.

“The Distinguished Advisor Award is very special to me,” said Mr. Kratus. “I am fortunate to have great clients who have given me the opportunity to advise them regarding their gifts to UH.”

As a member of the UH Diamond Advisory Group, Mr. Kratus has played a major role in helping UH supporters achieve their philanthropic and financial goals. Most recently, he helped UH benefactor and world traveler Roe Green create a lasting legacy at University Hospitals through her generous gift of $5 million in support of the newly named Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine. One of the first of its kind in the country, the center serves about 4,500 travelers each year through clinics at UH Cleveland Medical Center, UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center and UH Westlake Health Center.

Mr. Kratus has been a partner at the law firm of Weston Hurd LLP since 2010. Previously, he was with Spieth, Bell, McCurdy & Newell for a decade; and Conway, Bouhall, Vanik and Kratus for more than 20 years. 

Mr. Kratus also devotes time as Acting Secretary of Blue Coats, an organization of business professionals providing assistance for families of fallen officers. He is an avid golfer, runner and swimmer. His greatest accomplishments, however, are his four children and seven grandchildren.

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