H.S. Grace & Company, Inc.
Jeffrey E. Curtiss, CPA, CFA, J.D., L.L.M. (Taxation) (2)

Professional Positions

  • Senior Corporate Vice President and CFO of The Coleman Company; Heritage Media Corp.; Browning-Ferris Industries (“BFI”) and Service Corporation International (“SCI”) from 1988-2006
  • Asst. Treasurer & Vice President of Corporate Development and Vice President of Finance at G.D. Searle & Co. from 1979-1988
  • Monsanto Corporation
    • Domestic Tax Manager
    • International Tax Manager
    • International Treasury Manager
  • Peat, Marwick & Mitchell, a CPA firm in the Tax Department
  • Nelson, Harding, Marchetti, Leonard & Tate LLC as a Tax Lawyer

Jeffrey E. Curtiss served as a member of the Board of Directors of KBR, Inc., a NYSE listed global provider of differentiated professional services with 31,000 employees and $4+ billion in revenue from 2007 - May 2018.  He served as the Chairman of KBR’s Nominating and Governance Committee and was a member of its Audit Committee for the duration of his tenure there, serving ten years as the Audit Committee Chair.  He previously served as a member of its Independent Committee which evaluated aspects of the KBR split-off from Halliburton and also served on KBR's Compensation Committee and the Environmental and Social Responsibility Committees in past years. 

He has experience with Peat, Marwick & Mitchell, a CPA firm, and with Nelson, Harding, Marchetti, Leonard & Tate, a law firm. From 1973-79, he was employed by Montsanto Company in tax and international treasury positions. He was Asst. Treasurer, VP of Corporate Development and VP of Finance of G.D. Searle & Co. from 1979-1988, and became Senior Corporate Vice President and CFO of The Coleman Company; Heritage Media Corp.; Browning Ferris Industries ("BFI") and Service Corporation International ("SCI") from 1988-2006.  His experience is with large, publicly owned companies engaged in manufacturing (pharmaceuticals, chemicals, camping and outdoor products) and/or services (media, waste, death care, engineering, construction and government services). Mr. Curtiss served on the Board of Directors of Heritage Media Corporation and American Ref-Fuel, a $2 billion waste to energy joint venture owned 50% by BFI.

 

Education and Certifications

CFA charterholder

L.L.M. degree in taxation from the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis

CPA - Colorado

J.D. degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law

B.S.B.A. from the University of Nebraska, College of Business Administration, with high distinction

 

Professional and Community Affiliations

KBR, Inc. - Served as member of the Board of Directors at KBR, Inc.; served as Chairman of its Audit Committee (for 10 years) and on its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (for 1 year); served as a member of its Independent Committee, Compensation Committee, and the Environmental and Social Responsibility Committees.

Financial Executives Institute ("FEI") - Served as President of the Houston Chapter of FEI; served as Regional Director and Secretary to FEI (National); served on FEI's Audit Committee and as a Director of the Houston Chapter.

AICPA

CFA Institute - Served as a Director of CFA Society Houston (2000-2020); served two terms as President of the CFA Society of Houston - first term being 2012-2013 and second term 2017-2018.

Served on the Board of Directors of Heritage Media Corporation

Served on the Board of Directors of American Ref-Fuel

Member of NACD (past)

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