As the Executive Vice President for the Fox Cities Regional Partnership in Wisconsin, Larry Burkhart has more than twenty years of leadership, managerial and marketing experience in city, county, regional and national economic development corporations. Larry’s economic development priorities include strategic planning and promoting discussion of the hard questions that result in a realistic community vision and increased success. He is a problem solver with a track record of results, known for his fiscal restraint and encouragement of co-workers to develop self-directed initiatives and goals.
Larry’s entire career has been focused on community building: city elected office, many policy boards, workforce development, economic development and community collaboration. Prior to joining Fox Cities, Larry was the president of the Nevada County Economic Resource Council in California and a former Councilman and Mayor of Longmont, Colorado.
Larry loves food and wine, finger style and ragtime guitar playing, and has a travel goal of two new countries a year. Larry is also a member of the Fox Cities Morning Rotary, a past president of Greeley Redeye Rotary Club and a member of the International Economic Development Council.
Larry received his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Duns Scotus College, a Theology degree from St. Leonard College and an economic development degree from the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute.