Kurt Kuehn is the chief financial officer of UPS. He is responsible for all activities related to accounting, auditing, finance, financial planning, taxes and treasury. He also acts as a liaison to the finance, investor and analyst communities.
Kuehn serves as a member of the UPS Management Committee, which is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company.
A native of South Bend, Ind., Kuehn attended Yale University and received a master's degree in business administration from the University of Miami. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Wharton School of Business.
Kuehn began his UPS career in 1977 as a delivery driver. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in operations, industrial engineering, finance and marketing. After several positions in Florida and Montana, Kuehn was named facilities planning manager in 1986. Subsequent positions included work in strategic marketing analysis and financial planning.
In 1996, Kuehn was named manager of the strategic cost department, responsible for profit and loss measurement, customer pricing systems and cost analysis. He later held the position of vice president of business information analysis. In that role, Kuehn oversaw market research, strategic cost analysis, competitive analysis and data mining.
Kuehn became UPS's first vice president of investor relations in 1999 and later that year, helped take UPS public - the largest IPO of the 20th century.
Prior to his current position, Kuehn served as senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, where he led the company's sales-force integration to provide a harmonized customer experience.
In addition to his corporate responsibilities, he serves on the board of directors of the Foundation for Independent Higher Education, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and the Woodruff Arts Center.