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After earning a master’s degree in organizational communications and business at Brigham Young University and pursuing doctoral studies at Rutgers University, Curt J. Howes worked for eighteen years at Exxon, where his responsibilities included leadership development and advanced-management education. He then worked at Accenture for eight years, serving as an associate partner for the organizational-change-strategy practice in the resource sector.

He then went on to found Organization Performance Strategies, where he currently is its president. Curt has consulted with numerous international organizations, including Cobalt International Energy (Houston, Texas), Mecca Municipality (Saudi Arabia), Orascom (Egypt), Protection of Women and Children (Saudi Arabia), the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (Saudi Arabia), Tosco (Phoenix, Arizona), BP Angola (London and Angola), TNK BP (Moscow, Russia), BG (Brisbane, Australia), Exxon affiliates (United States), TXU (Dallas, Texas), Aramco (Saudi Arabia), PDVSA (Venezuela), ADNOC (Abu Dhabi), and the Ministry of Water and Electricity (Saudi Arabia), among many others.

In addition to his consulting practice, Curt serves on the advisory board of the organizational-behavior/human-resources track of Brigham Young University’s MBA program and teaches case-study classes in the MBA programs at Brigham Young University and Utah State University.