Chairman Emeritus | 100 Black Men of America
Curley is responsible for community relations program development for headquarters and local plant communities and administration of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation and community programs department. In his role, he works closely with Georgia-Pacific’s executive leadership on Atlanta and Georgia-focused programs important to the company. In directing the activities of the GP Foundation, Curley is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s overall philanthropic strategies.
Curley received a bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College in 1973 and a law degree from Washington University School of Law in 1976. Since that time, he has assumed positions of increasing responsibility in the government and public affairs arena. Just prior to joining GP in late 1994, he was state vice president, government affairs for AT&T, where he was responsible for representing that corporation’s interests in the legislative, regulatory, and industry relations areas. A native of Louisiana, Curley served for several years as legislative assistant and special assistant for U.S. Senator Russell B. Long (Louisiana).
Curley’s wife Jennifer is an Honors Graduate of Spelman College. They have a 21-year-old son, Jonathan, who attends Morehouse College.
Overview: This workshop will explore how Corporate Partners’ social investments like donations, volunteering, access, and thought partnership have helped the 100 BMOA shape local and state policy, programs, and the lives of Black people nationally and globally. This workshop will feature short stories about pervasive Black community problems (i.e., public/charter schools, financial literacy, prostate cancer, hurricane Katrina). Additionally, we will discuss how our BOLD LEADERSHIP and SHARED VISION of our public, private, and civic groups have made a monumental impact on our community.