Monica Curls is the Manager of Government Compliance for Terracon, an engineering company based out of Olathe, Kansas. Prior to joining Terracon, Ms. Curls worked for Black & Veatch, where she worked in procurement, compliance and project controls on several large, international projects, including two field assignments in Afghanistan. Ms. Curls previous served as the Director of the Kansas City Branch Office of the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office. She also served as an International Consultant with BearingPoint, Inc’s Emerging Markets division, a tenure which included a two-year assignment in Afghanistan.

Ms. Curls is very active in the civic community. This year, she has been appointed to the Housing Authority of Kansas City as a member of its Board of Commissioners and as a Board Member of the Jacob L. and Ella C. Loose Foundation. She is an active member of the Junior League of Kansas City where she successfully co-chaired C3KC, a community leadership development summit, in its inaugural year, recently served as its inaugural Director of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee on the Board of Directors, and is currently the Step-Up Director of Finance. She also serves on the Advisory Board of American Public Square.

Ms. Curls previously served as the Chair of the Board for Niles Home for Children. She also served on the boards of SCLC of Greater Kansas City, Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus, University of Missouri Extension and Outreach Council, International Relations Council of Greater Kansas City, and the Human Rights Commission for the City of Kansas City, Missouri.

Ms. Curls earned a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and Masters Degrees in Organizational Development Psychology and Management with an emphasis in Project Management, both from Avila University. Additionally, she earned a Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University and a Strategic Leadership Certificate from Harvard University.