Acuity Brands is proud to celebrate Black History Month throughout February. Each week, we’re highlighting the leaders participating in our upcoming speaker series presented by our MAGIC (Minorities Amplifying Growth Inclusion and Community) Employee Resource Group. This week, we sat down with Kurt Peters, Director, Treasury, to learn more about his career with Acuity Brands and interests outside of the workplace.
Read on for the full interview!
With over 15 years of experience in accounting and finance, Kurt Peters currently serves as Director, Treasury, at Acuity Brands. In his role, Kurt leads a team of treasury management professionals. Kurt is a graduate of the University of Alabama, with a BS in Commerce and Business Administration (concentration accounting), he received his MBA from Kennesaw State University. Kurt holds the Certified Treasury Professional designation as well as being a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Georgia.
Are there any special skills or talents you would like to share with us?
My special talent is that I love BBQ, and I’m actually an aspiring grill/pit master. It’s my passion, and I find that I’m behind the grill at any chance I get.
If you could time travel, where would you go and why?
If I could time travel, I would love to fast-forward around 20 years into the future. I have kids, and I’d be interested to see what kind of people they’ve become and what their lives are like.
What are the three greatest living musicians and why?
My top three living musicians would have to be..
Lionel Richie – He’s a great songwriter, and I think we can all agree that his music stands the test of time. It’s truly classic.
Hezekiah Walker – This is music that feeds the soul, something I can always appreciate about an artist.
Jay-Z - He’s a great storyteller, when you listen to his lyrics, they reveal the reality of society and speak to greater truths.
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