Larry has had a lengthy career in the fields of real estate, law, communications and nonprofit management. He is the current Executive Director of Ozark Land Trust (ozarklandtrust.org), and is the founder and President/CEO of STL Nonprofit News (stlnonprofitnews.org). He served for the better part of a decade as the Publisher/CEO of the St. Louis Jewish Light news organization. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Retail Development at The DESCO Group; ran the St. Louis office of the Trust for Public Land, a national parks, trails and greenways group that was a partner in the Confluence Greenway project; served as Senior Vice President of Fort Worth-based Trademark Property Company; and was a Director of Real Estate for Venture Stores. His legal career comprised work for a subsidiary of First Chicago Corporation, May Department Stores and the Husch Eppenberger law firm. He has also served as Associate Editor of the Riverfront Times.
Larry has had extensive lay leadership experiences. He founded STL Nonprofit News, a digital news site to build knowledge and share information and insights among those in the St. Louis region's nonprofit community. He served as President of the St. Louis Civic Orchestra, a community music organization; was previously an officer of the American Jewish Press Association; the founding President of the Ladue Education Foundation; a member of the Ladue School Board; on the Executive Committee of Young Audiences of St. Louis; and President of Missouri Coalition for the Environment.
Larry received his J.D. from Washington University School of Law, where he was Editor in Chief of the Urban Law Annual (renamed Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law). He received his B.A. from Case Western Reserve University. He is married to Peggy and they have four adult children in their blended family.