Curt gained extensive experience in leadership, team-building, and leadership development during his 34 years in the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer, prior to retiring as a Rear Admiral. He was chief executive of several organizations during the latter half of his Navy career and has lived in many parts of the country, as well as overseas.
After his military career, Curt served as Chief Operating Officer for Prison Fellowship, the largest prison ministry in the United States. Having seen the amazing transformations that Jesus has worked in prisoners lives, Curt now looks forward as a C12 Chair to see how God will equip Christian business leaders in Northern Virginia to reach their full potential in the marketplace.
Curt earned his B.S. in Management at the Naval Academy, his M.S. in National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, and has done coursework toward a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership. Curt has been married to his wife, Ann since 1974. They have a son and a daughter, Ian and Casey, who both are married. Both are part of Navy families and have provided their parents with the joy of three grandchildren. Curt and Ann live in Leesburg, attend Cornerstone Chapel, and lead a church small group. They enjoy numerous activities together, especially jogging, golf, and gardening.
Nigel is a uniquely qualified executive and certified coach who has achieved success across a broad set of diverse operational and executive roles prior to becoming a high impact executive coach and trusted CEO advisor. His style and success has been highly influenced by his experiences in sports and leading large cross-functional teams. He has coached and advised CEO’s and senior teams across a variety of industries and disciplines in public, private for-profit, and nonprofit companies both domestic and internationally.
Nigel’s corporate experience has included roles as Chief Talent Officer for a global digital marketing agency, leading the start-up effort for Customer Service and Airport Technologies at JetBlue, and a variety of senior roles at USAirways including running its largest hub and as managing director of the global operations control center.
Nigel credits a strong foundation anchored in God, family, and sport along with life lessons taught by great leaders, coaches, and mentors for his ability to navigate 20 roles, 13 relocations and 11 mergers/acquisitions with consistently strong results.
He has been walking with Christ since he was 8 years old and has been active in his local church leading men's groups and co-leading couples ministries with his wife of 14years Andrea, who in addition to being a certified executive coach is an attorney and Ph.D. teaching ethics at the university level. They have coached and facilitated as a team for a variety of executive teams and view the C12 mission as the ultimate calling. They have one daughter and two granddaughters and reside in Alexandria, Virginia.
Attending Marshall University on a football scholarship Nigel receive his degree in Management and Finance.
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