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In 1959, Larry earned a BS degree and Phi Beta Kappa honors from Miami University (Ohio), where he also served as the Acting Sports Information Director during his senior year. He then served as a Marine Corps officer for four years, as a Platoon Commander and in key staff positions. After leaving the Corps, Larry earned an MBA from Northwestern University in 1964, worked in brand management at General Mills and Quaker Oats (where he developed Quaker 100% Natural Cereal), assumed general management roles at Wilson Sporting Goods and Daiwa Golf (where he led a start-up), and served as CEO of a Los Angeles area consumer optics company.

Larry became a TEC member in 1983, chaired his first TEC meeting in January 1987, and has served for 32-plus years as a Group Chair with TEC/Vistage, leading seven different groups.  He currently works monthly with over 40 Southern California executives in two chief executive groups and one group of key executives. He has facilitated well over 1500 executive peer advisory group meetings, and has participated with chief executives in over 14,000 coaching discussions regarding all aspects of their businesses (also including independent coaching assignments and advisory board positions).

 

Larry has received broad recognition for his work as a Group Chair, including multiple Chair Excellence Awards, the Star Award (2006 and 2007), and three Master Chair Awards (2006, 2007 and 2018).  In 2007, he was designated as one of “50 Who Made a Difference” at the TEC/Vistage 50th Anniversary convention.  At the highest level, Larry has received Regional Chair of the Year recognition (2018), the Robert Nourse (Chair of the Year) Award (2018), and the Don Cope Award (2000), the highest recognition accorded Chairs for dedication and excellence in exemplifying the TEC/Vistage mission and core values.