Curtis Mack has spent his entire adult life in service to his country—whether government service or involvement in public affairs through leading non-profit organizations.
A retired U.S. Air Force colonel, he spent almost 31 years in active and reserve duty. Among his personal decorations are the Legion of Merit and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. His duty stations took him throughout the Pacific Theatre and the Continental United States.
Curtis further served his country by serving in a sub-cabinet position in the Reagan Administration. A Senate-confirmed appointee, he was an Assistant Secretary of Commerce. Concurrently he was the Deputy Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As such he was the chief operating officer of the Department’s largest bureau. The President also appointed him to be a member of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.
Earlier in his career he worked with the Veterans Administration as Assistant to the Director of the Los Angeles Regional Office and also as the Assistant Veterans Services Officer. There he was responsible for all public contact with veterans concerning non-medical benefits.
Curtis has also been intricately involved in the cultural fabric of Los Angeles serving for over 23 years as the President of the nationally respected Los Angeles World Affairs Council and was the founder and President of the Los Angeles Global Forum.
He holds a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees from the University of Southern California and is a life member of both the Air Force Association and the Navy League.