Newport Beach City Council Member Keith D. Curry Elected to MBIA Inc.’s Board of Directors
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Concordia University Irvine
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IRVINE, Calif. (August 20, 2015) Keith Curry, director of the Center for Public Policy at Concordia University Irvine, was elected in July to the board of directors of New York-based holding company MBIA Inc.. Curry is also a city council member for the City of Newport Beach where he served as mayor in 2010 and 2013.
“We’re very pleased to welcome Keith to our board,” said MBIA board member and Compensation and Governance Committee Chair David A. Coulter. “His long career and extensive experience in municipal finance, as well as his industry contacts, will be invaluable to MBIA.”
In 2012, Curry was named the Director of the Center for Public Policy at Concordia University Irvine as well as visiting a professor in the university’s School of Business MBA program where he teaches public policy and leadership.
“Serving a company like MBIA is an honor,” said Curry. “I look forward to sharing my public finance experience.”
Prior to establishing the Center for Public Policy, Curry served as a managing director of Public Financial Management, the nation’s largest public finance advisory firm focusing on asset management and consulting services for municipalities, cities, schools, hospitals and other public entities. While at PFM, he served as a member of the firm’s board of directors and advised on more than $15 billion on public finance transactions.
Prior to his 24-year career in public finance, Curry served in the administration of President Ronald Reagan as Special Assistant to the Federal Transit Administrator and head of private sector initiatives in the Western States from 1984 to 1987.
Curry earned his Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree and undergraduate degree in Political Science, and a Certification in Urban Studies from California State University, Long Beach. The Newport Beach resident also completed the executive programs in Driving Government Performance and Negotiation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
About the School of Business at Concordia University Irvine
The School of Business is home to the largest undergraduate program at Concordia University Irvine (CUI). Majors in Economics and Business Administration offer concentrations in accounting, finance, international business, management, marketing, and sport management. The School of Business also offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree designed for working professionals and international students. The School of Business is home to The Center for Public Policy, the Business Insights Series, the Teen Entrepreneurship Academy, the Kid Entrepreneurship Academy, and the Institute for Strategic Marketing.
About Concordia University Irvine
Concordia University Irvine prepares students for their vocations—their calling in life. CUI offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and adult degree programs in a beautiful Southern California location in the City of Irvine, with online and regional cohort options. Concordia’s undergraduate program is distinctive among universities in California because of its nationally recognized Core Curriculum, and its Lutheran heritage that provides a thoughtful and caring Christian community that lives out the theology of "Grace Alone. Faith Alone." Concordia is a U.S. News Top Tier Regional University and has been named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the fastest growing private nonprofit master's institutions. CUI enrolls over 4,000 students.