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Lawrence Kurzius, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, McCormick & Company, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, McCormick & Company

Lawrence Kurzius

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

McCormick & Company

Lawrence Kurzius is Chairman, President and CEO 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 joined the Board of Directors in November 2015 and was elected Chairman of the Board, effective February 2017.


Mr. Kurzius joined McCormick through the acquisition of Zatarain’s, where he spent 12 years and was President and CEO. 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 in Economics.  


Mr. Kurzius serves on the Board of Directors of Elanco Animal Health, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, National Association of Manufacturers, the Greater Baltimore Committee, the National Sporting Library & Museum and a trustee of Jacksonville University.