Larry Harlow's career has been distinguished by his extraordinary capacity to rise to the top of organizations in both public and private sectors. He has built a reputation for tireless, honest and sophisticated advocacy in working with the U. S. Congress and Administrations of both political parties.
His government service spans over 15 years, serving three administrations in virtually every type of federal agency. In President George H.W. Bush's Administration, he was Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury and later, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Legislative Affairs.
He earlier served in both of President Reagan's two terms, beginning in the Environmental Protection Agency as Director of the Office of Legislation and later, in a similar role, for the Federal Trade Commission.
He has handled the confirmation process of many dozens of Presidential nominees and has been involved in Congressional consideration of hundreds of legislative measures. He has had a senior planning and management role at the last five Republican National Conventions, directing the proceedings of each session of the Conventions in 2004 and 2008.
Larry left government in 1991 to join one of Washington's premier government relations firms, Timmons and Company. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Timmons from 2000 to 2009 and, following its merger, was Vice Chairman of the Prime Policy Group in 2010. He opened Harlow Government Relations LLC in 2011, building on a career of constructive relationships across many industries and agencies of government.
Mr. Harlow has played a prominent, senior management role at the last five Republican National Conventions, actually running each session of the Convention in 2004 and 2008.
Mr. Harlow is a member of the Board of The Progress and Freedom Foundation; The Board of Visitors of the Fund for American Studies; and the Board of Trustees of the US Capitol Historical Society. He graduated from George Washington University with a B.A. in political science. He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.