Larry Dowell, President

Larry Dowell, President:

Areas of Expertise:

Strategic Planning, Executive Search, Coalition Development, Association Leadership Development, Fund Development

Larry’s career spans over 30 years in organizational management within the chamber of commerce industry in the upper Midwest, with an emphasis on coalition development, local and state public policy, economic development and political action. Throughout his career, Larry has served as a manager, executive director, executive vice president, and president for Chambers in Rugby, North Dakota, as well as Alexandria, Montevideo, South Saint Paul and Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, and the Twin West Chamber of Commerce. Prior to retiring as president/CEO from the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, Larry spent ten years building the organization into the largest local and regional chamber of commerce in the state of Minnesota, representing nearly 2,200 business members. An active board member of several community organizations, Larry also provides ongoing leadership within the chamber of commerce industry. He is a member and past president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Executives and serves on several community boards.

What industries have you worked in?

Chamber of commerce and Association management

What are you complimented on most in your work?

Striving for excellence in the industry, and true client focus

What one problem are you best at solving for your clients?

Developing growth strategies

What are you most passionate about – professionally and personally?

Professionally, CEO leadership attributes

Personally, family and rustic furniture making