Chuck Curtis

Missouri Honor Medal

Chuck Curtis, MA ’70, BJ ’67, is chairman of Valentine Radford/Square One Advertising. As chief executive officer of the Kansas City-based Valentine Radford agency, Mr. Curtis oversaw the merger with Square One Advertising to create a top agency that handles advertising, media placement and sales promotion for Dr Pepper, Pizza Hut, the Dallas Cowboys, Sprint Yellow Pages, Dillard’s and other leading brands and companies. Mr. Curtis handled the advertising for Texas Instruments’ introduction of hand-held calculators, digital watches and personal computers to their product line, and managed the introduction of 1,000 ATM’s into all 7-Eleven stores in Texas. In addition to his corporate achievements, Mr. Curtis has led significant community initiatives to improve and advance the Kansas City area. His ingenuity in advertising led to voter approval of a $50-million bond issue to redevelop the Kansas City Zoo. During his tenure as president of the State Ballet of Missouri the organization successfully eliminated its long-term debt and qualified for a $750,000 grant from the National Arts Stabilization Fund.

Updated: July 13, 2012