Larry holds a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Rice University. During his 29 years working in the aerospace community, Larry held multiple technical and managerial roles. Currently, Larry is the External Pursuits Manager for Jacobs at the NASA Johnson Space Center. In this role Larry facilitates non-traditional partnerships between NASA and the private sector. Previously, Larry was a Department Director at L-3 Communications where he oversaw 500 people working NASA, NOAA, and FAA contracts. Prior to that position, Larry was the Senior Vice President of Operations at Enterprise Advisory Services, Inc. where he managed over 350 employees across a portfolio of government and commercial contracts. With executive management experience at small and large businesses, Larry brings a unique perspective to the conversation regarding the value and impact of the aerospace industry.