Curtis Landherr is Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at MGP Ingredients, Inc., where he has led the legal department since joining the company in October 2022.
In his over 25 years as a lawyer, Mr. Landherr has enjoyed a wide-ranging career. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and began his legal career at a litigation firm in Kansas City, Mo., where he specialized in product liability defense and other commercial litigation. Feeling the draw of a hands-on business practice, he shifted to an in-house legal career and has held senior corporate counsel roles for large, multi-national corporations, including seven years with Olathe, Kan.-based Garmin, where he provided legal support for the aviation group. He also served as SVP & General Counsel for Cirrus Aircraft in Duluth, Minnesota, beginning in 2014, where he created, managed and grew the company’s first internal legal department.
Mr. Landherr has been an active contributor to the corporate legal profession and served as the President of the Mid-America Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel in 2007.
He also is active in the community. Mr. Landherr proudly served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City for five years, including a term as Board President, before moving to Duluth. In 2020, he completed three years’ service as a board member of the Zeitgeist Foundation in Duluth.