Curtis has been telling stories his entire life. With more than 35 years of experience in marketing, communications and strategy development in multiple industries, including insurance, pet health, finance, nonprofit, telecommunications and high tech, Curtis currently provides clients with executive marketing and communications strategy and counsel. Most recently vice president of communications at BIG YAM, the Parsons Agency, he led the agency’s communications and client activity, including personal communications support for GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons and his wife Renee Parsons. Previously vice president of communications and marketing for Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group, Curtis led the Group’s communications and marketing outreach, including public relations, social media, marketing, event management and internal communications.
Prior to joining the Group, Curtis was director of Corporate Communications for Nationwide’s pet health division (formerly Veterinary Pet Insurance), the country’s oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance. He also served as the executive director of public relations for Riester, a Phoenix-based full-service integrated marketing agency. He held previous marketing and communications posts with Compaq Computers, AG Communication Systems (an AT&T/GTE joint venture), and AT&T corporate.
Curtis holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Northern Arizona University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He is an Arizona native who has also worked in New York City, Dallas and Los Angeles. He is a previous board member of the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications, as well as Equality Arizona.