The NAIA Board of Directors regretfully announces that, after serving in office for five years, President/CEO Lawrence (Larry) Oliverson has decided to retire. Larry has been a member of the NAIA since its inception and served on the Board of Directors until November, 1998, when he became President/CEO. A search committee has been formed to evaluate the position and hire a successor. Larry will be working closely with the board to facilitate the transition and make it as smooth and effortless as possible. Although he will no longer be responsible for the daily operations of the organization, he will continue his involvement with the Director Conference, the Online Application Project, and other activities.
Monday, November 3, 2003
As an unpaid President, Larry has unselfishly devoted thousands of hours of his personal time to the NAIA and the success of its mission. He has been an integral force in shaping the NAIA, particularly in building the Director Conference as an important conduit of communication between artists and show directors.
On behalf of the NAIA membership, the board wishes to thank Larry for all of his hard work and dedication toward improving the professional and economic success of NAIA members.
Happy Trails, Larry!