Curt is one of six children raised on a farm near Waterville, Minnesota. He graduated from Waterville Public Schools in 1963. He attended Minnesota State University Mankato (then Mankato State College) and graduated in 1968 with majors in accounting and political science. While at MSU Curt was actively involved in various fraternal and student government activities.
After graduation, Curt began work for Arthur Andersen & Co. He moved into the consulting division soon after he was hired. During his first few years, he worked on a number of State and Local government projects throughout the USA.
Curt moved into the manufacturing sector of the consulting practice and did a number of major projects in the upper Midwest. He was part of the Minneapolis office of Andersen Consulting for 20 years.
Curt and his family transferred to Sweden in 1989 where he was in charge of the Andersen Consulting practices in Sweden and Finland for 4+ years. He returned to USA to work in the Washington D.C. practice for three years. Curt then transferred with his family to Manila, Philippines to run a large solution center for 3+ years. He also had charge of the firm’s office staff and support staff for the Asia/Pacific offices.
During his career, he had several special projects, including a review of the administration functions of the District of Columbia for the United States Senate.
Curt retired from Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in 2000. Curt and his family moved to Cary, North Carolina. He has been involved in a number of nonprofit organizations in the local area. He is especially interested in public school education and has spent a lot of time helping the large local school system (160,000+ students) as much as he can. Curt and his family established the Stangler Family Foundation, which provides funds to a number of charitable/nonprofit organizations, especially in the areas of basic needs and education.
Curt served on the MSU Foundation Board of Directors from 1981 to 1989, serving as vice president in 1984-1985 and as president from 1985-1989. In 2000, Curt set up an endowment for Minnesota State University to give scholarships to students in the College of Business and the College of Engineering. He recently established the Curt Stangler Internship Fund Endowment for the College of Business.
Curt and his wife, Julie live in Cary, North Carolina. They have three children and seven grandchildren.