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Curtis E. Espeland

Curtis E. Espeland

Mr. Espeland has served as the Executive Vice President of Eastman Chemical Company, an advanced materials and specialty additives manufacturer, since February 2020. He also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from January 2014 to February 2020, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to January 2014 and Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer from 2005 to 2008 at Eastman Chemical Company.

Mr. Espeland has extensive experience in corporate finance and accounting, having served in various finance and accounting roles, and ultimately as the Chief Financial Officer, at a large publicly-traded company (Eastman Chemical) for the past several years. Mr. Espeland also has significant experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, taxation, enterprise risk management and his international business experience is a valued asset for our global operations. Mr. Espeland also served as an independent auditor at Arthur Andersen LLP having worked in both the United States and abroad (Europe and Australia). Mr. Espeland’s extensive accounting and finance experience qualifies him as an “audit committee financial expert.” This expertise makes Mr. Espeland an important member of the Audit Committee and the Finance Committee.

Director since 2012
Lead Director since 2018

Financial Expert
Lead Director