Mr. McCurdy joined LMI’s board in 2011. He served as president and CEO of the American Gas Association (AGA), representing over 200 natural gas energy and pipeline utilities. He led the association during a natural gas renaissance, when AGA was acknowledged as one of the top 10 trade associations in the United States and recognized as a Top Workplace for five consecutive years by the Washington Post. McCurdy received the 2017 Business-Government Relations Award from the Bryce Harlow Foundation for honesty, integrity, and strategic leadership. McCurdy led the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Alliance) during a period of unprecedented economic, environmental, and regulatory challenges for the auto industry. He was instrumental in developing the historic agreement between automakers and the Obama administration, establishing the national program to increase fuel economy by 40 percent and decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2016. While president and CEO of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), McCurdy co-founded the Internet Security Alliance between EIA and the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
As the member from the Fourth Congressional District of Oklahoma in the U.S. House of Representatives, McCurdy had a distinguished career in Congress, attaining numerous leadership positions, including chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and chairing subcommittees of the Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
McCurdy is a 1972 graduate of the University of Oklahoma and received his JD in 1975 from Oklahoma Law School. As a Rotary International Graduate Fellow, he studied international economics at the University of Edinburgh. He also held a commission in the United States Air Force Reserve, attaining the rank of major and serving as a judge advocate general.