Kurtis is an Arizona native, spending most of his life in the Valley of the Sun and Yuma. During school, Kurtis was involved in 4H and his family farm, while also playing competitive tennis. A graduate of Arizona State University, Kurtis earned his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice after enjoying four years of Sun Devil college life in Tempe.
Following college, Kurtis worked for financial institutions and insurance companies in fraud prevention roles before transitioning to Human Resources. Kurtis’ business acumen comes from over 25 years of leadership experience in various HR roles in the insurance, public utility, and construction industries. In his previous roles, Kurtis led HR for several organizations in unionized and non-union settings across multiple geographies. Kurtis is a true HR generalist but has a particular passion for talent acquisition, succession planning, performance management, employee engagement, and community & labor relations. For more on Kurtis’ professional background, check out his LinkedIn profile.