Curtis Landherr has been the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Cirrus since joining in August 2014. He was brought on to establish a formal in-house legal function. Curtis has enjoyed a broad-based career in his 20 years as a lawyer after graduating from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of law. Curtis began his legal career as a law firm litigator where he specialized in product liability defense and other commercial litigation. Being drawn towards a hands-on business practice, Curtis shifted from a law firm practice to an in-house legal career. He has spent the last 15 years in diverse and senior corporate counsel roles for large, multi-national corporations including Garmin where he provided legal support for Garmin’s aviation group for seven years.
Curtis has been an active contributor to the corporate legal profession and in the community. In 2007, Curtis served as the President of the Mid-America Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. In 2010, he was named a “40 Under Forty” honoree by Ingram’s Magazine, recognizing accomplished business and community leaders in the Kansas City region under the age of 40. Curtis also proudly served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City for five years, including a term as Board President, before moving to Duluth for his position at Cirrus.