Mr. Curtis is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative. Previously, Mr. Curtis served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the United Nations Foundation. Before joining UNF, Mr. Curtis was a partner in Hogan & Hartson, a Washington based law firm with fifteen domestic and international offices. Mr. Curtis served as Under Secretary and, later, Deputy Secretary of Energy from February 1994 to May 1997. He was the chief operating officer of the Department and, among other duties, had direct programmatic responsibility for all Department energy, science, technology and national security programs.
Mr. Curtis is a lawyer with over 15 years practice experience and more than 18 years in government service. He has held positions on the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Treasury, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which he chaired from 1977 to 1981. He is a current member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Curtis has B.S. and B.A. degrees from the University of Massachusetts
- Amherst and a J.D. (with honors) from the Boston University Law School
where he served as an editor of the Law Review. Mr. Curtis
was born in 1940 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, and is married to Rochelle
Elaine Curtis. They have one adult son.