Curt for Chatham
Curt for Chatham

Work Experience



One of the most important roles of any government organization is to communicate with its residents both when things are going well and in times of crisis. I have more than 20 years of communications experience, which has benefited the Township Committee in its efforts to effectively communicate with Chatham Township residents.

 

 

 

  • Church Pension Group - Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Communications for this organization that serves clergy and lay employees the Episcopal Church. 

 

  • CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) - Chief Spokesperson and Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications for this leading provider of financing and advisory services to small businesses and middle market companies.

 

  •  W. P. Carey (NYSE: WPC) - Chief Spokesperson and Director of Corporate Communications for this publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) that provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing for companies worldwide and manages an investment portfolio of more than $14 billion. 
  • Office of the Mayor, City of New York – First Deputy Press Secretary to Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Served as Spokesperson for the Mayor on economic development, finance and budget-related issues; debriefed the Mayor, Deputy Mayors and Commissioners prior to press conferences, and served as a liaison between public information officers of various City agencies and City Hall. Following September 11, 2001, I returned to assist the City Hall Press Office with press activities and coordinating dignitary visits to Ground Zero, Mayoral press conferences and media interviews.

 

  • Edelman Public Relations - Account Executive in the Financial Services Division at the world's largest public relations firm.

 

Community Service 


My interest in public service has been rooted in the fact that I have always taken an active role in volunteering and serving my community.

 

 

 

  • The Chatham Turkey Trot – Founder and President of this Chatham holiday family tradition that raises funds for the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department, the Diabetes Research Institute and the Chatham Emergency Squad.  

 

  • Chatham Education Foundation – Former Communications Chair of this leading provider of private funding to the School District of the Chathams.

 

  • Delbarton Alumni Association – Former President and Board Member for 10 years. Efforts focused on encouraging Alumni to "Be a Part of It" and increasing Alumni participation in our annual giving campaign and related Alumni activities.

 

  • Summit Elks - Member and volunteer at our annual Holiday party at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Lyons. 

 

  • Chatham Recreation - Former youth soccer coach.

 

  • Corpus Christi – Catechist, taught high school students preparing for their Confirmation.

 

  • Chatham Township Zoning Board of Adjustment – Former Board Member.

 

My Family

I was born and raised in New Jersey and grew up in New Vernon. I have lived in Chatham Township for more than a decade with my wife Jen of 15 years where we have raised our three children Will, Mollie and Grace, who attend Chatham's award-winnng and nationally recognized public schools.

Education

  

 

Columbia Business School – MBA, 2006

 

Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication – BA, Broadcasting, 1994

 

 

 

Delbarton – 1989

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A Commitment To:

  • Increasing Communication
  • Ensuring Public Safety
  • Maintaining Fiscal Discipline
  • Common Sense Regulation
  • Environmental Conservation
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