Lawrence Kurzius is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of McCormick & Company. Since joining McCormick in 2003, Mr. Kurzius has held many executive management roles, including: President – U.S. Consumer Foods; President – Europe, Middle East and Africa; President - International Businesses; President – Global Consumer and Chief Administrative Officer; and President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Kurzius was promoted to CEO in February 2016. He was also elected to the company’s Board of Directors in November 2015 and Chairman of the Board in 2016.
Mr. Kurzius joined McCormick through the acquisition of Zatarain’s, where he spent 12 years and was President and CEO. Prior to his work at Zatarain’s, he also served as a marketing executive with the Quaker Oats Company and Mars Inc.’s Uncle Ben’s Company.
Mr. Kurzius graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.
Mr. Kurzius serves on the boards of multiple industry and not-for-profit groups, including: The National Association of Manufacturers, Consumer Brands Association, Consumer Goods Forum, the Greater Baltimore Committee, and the National Sporting Library & Museum. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Elanco Animal Health, Inc. and a Business Round Table member.