Larry provides strategic leadership across the organization’s practice. Larry engages with policy and practice leaders nationally as part of CSW’s efforts to inform change in public policy and investment in workforce development.
Larry is a leader in designing and implementing transformative workforce development change strategies that result in scalable results. Larry currently is co-leading an initiative to develop a competency-based Credentials Framework that connects the dots among degrees, certificates, industry certifications and other credentials. Larry led a major engagement assisting the State of Michigan in developing and implementing a total rethinking of state workforce policy, initiatives, and structure, including the landmark No Worker Left Behind initiative. Larry’s work focuses on reinvention of public policy and practice regarding adult learning, including creating market-relevant credentials, integrating basic skills development with career pathways, and developing sector strategies at a state and regional level to engage groups of employers in developing shared workforce solutions. Prior to becoming CSW’s Chair in 2006, Larry served as President and CEO from 1991 to 2005.
Larry has an MBA from Michigan State University and a BA in political science from Oakland University in Michigan.