The family moved frequently until Larry was about 12 years old. At that point his parents decided to stay in Charlotte, Michigan until both kids were out of high school.
EDUCATION: He attended Charlotte Junior High and Graduated from Charlotte High School June 1971. Then Larry earned a bachelor degree in Industrial Administration at General Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan doing his co-op assignments at a Fisher Body assembly plant and in the marketing department of Oldsmobile, both in Lansing, Michigan.
Larry earned a Master of Business Administration at Michigan State University in East Lansing. He also studied Portuguese at MSU and in an intensive Brazilian Portuguese summer program at Georgetown University.
EMPLOYMENT: He worked for Michigan Bell Telephone Company, primarily in marketing. He managed market research, did market analysis, market forecasting, channel management, wrote white and position papers, business plans, and developed strategies.
After 21 years working for the phone company he intended to retire at 46, but ended up doing a lot of consulting work, mostly in employee incentives and recognition, employee engagement, and market research.
Larry served as the president of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employee group at the phone company for a few years. The primary focus was gaining equal benefits and job opportunities for GLBT employees.
INTEREST: When he was 15 years old he went to live with family in Chile for 6 weeks, and at 17 was an exchange student in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Larry traveled to several times to South America, Central American, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia, as well as single trips to Tunisia and Turkey. Most trips were independent, but as he grew older participated in more group trips.
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