Curt Espeland is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Eastman Chemical Company. Curt has responsibility for the company’s financial, corporate strategy, corporate development and information technology organizations.
A native of Geneva, Minnesota, Espeland graduated with distinction from Iowa State University with a BBA in accounting in 1986. He received an MBA with honors in 2002 from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2008.
Espeland joined Eastman in 1996 and has held multiple corporate and business finance positions. In addition to being the Chief Accounting Officer from 2002-2008, Espeland served as Vice President, Finance, Polymers Business Group; Vice President, Finance, Eastman Division; and Vice President and Controller. Other positions include Director of Corporate Planning and Forecasting; Director of Finance, Asia Pacific; and Director of Internal Auditing.
Prior to joining Eastman, Espeland was an audit and business advisory manager with Arthur Andersen LLP in the United States, Australia and Europe.
Espeland serves on the Board of Directors of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. He also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the School of Business at Iowa State University.