Curtis Below, Senior Vice President at Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates, brought his broad professional experience in the public, nonprofit and private sectors to FM3 in 2007. Since joining the firm he has provided qualitative and quantitative research and strategic advice to government agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses, and candidate and ballot measure campaigns at both the state and local levels.
While at FM3, Curtis has specialized in providing public financing, community satisfaction, and policy development surveys for cities, counties, school districts, and other local and regional government agencies, including the cities of San Jose and Sacramento. Curtis has also provided research to numerous conservation organizations, among them the Environmental Defense Fund, the Nature Conservancy, the League of Conservation Voters, and the Trust forPublic Land. Further, Curtis has provided research for candidates seeking public office at the city, county, and state levels.
In the public sector, Curtis previously worked in the California State Legislature for then Assembly member Herb J. Wesson, Jr., specifically focusing on health, utilities and conservation issues. He also served as the Vice-Chair of the City of Oakland's Public Ethics Commission, overseeing city laws regarding open records, public meetings, campaign financing and lobbyist registration. In the nonprofit sector, Curtis worked for the Environmental Defense Fund, focusing primarily on environmental health issues. In the private sector, Curtiswas a co-founder and Vice President of Get Active Software, an Internet software and services company that provided online constituent mobilization and engagement tools for nonprofit organizations, including the AFL-CIO, American Lung Association, US Chamber of Commerce, the Humane Society of the United States and PBS.
Curtis received his Bachelor's degree in Geography/Environmental Studies from UCLA in 1994 and both his Master's of Public Policy and Master's of Public Health from UC Berkeley in 1998.
Curtis can be reached in the Oakland office at (510) 451-9521 or firstname.lastname@example.org.