Larry Williams is President and CEO of Financial Education & Development, Inc. As President and CEO, Larry diligently fosters strong relationships with our association partners and expert presenters. He often travels the country to attend various conferences and events, where he connects with our partners and continues to build valuable connections within the industry. Larry sets a great example for the company, leading by example and demonstrating a strong work ethic that inspires others.
Prior to joining FinEd, Larry spent over 20 years in the financial industry specializing in lending, credit risk management, and developing others through mentoring and leadership. Most recently, Larry served as Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of a Montana-based financial institution.
Larry holds a bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Montana and a graduate degree in Banking from Pacific Coast Banking School. He is past president of the Western Montana Chapter of the Risk Management Association and serves as a director for NeighborWorks Montana, a nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing options to hardworking families across Montana. Larry is a frequent guest speaker for several nonprofit and adult education organizations and is a graduate of Leadership Helena and Leadership Missoula.
In his free time, Larry loves to spend quality time with his family, including his wife, children, and black lab, Josie. He also enjoys indulging in outdoor activities such as camping, boating, hiking, and riding his motorcycle, all while appreciating the breathtaking outdoors of Montana.