Active in the ballooning community, Larry led IMC to both local and national prominence before merging with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in 2013.
Larry attended the College of Emporia in pursuit of a Mechanical Engineering degree in the late 1960's. His flight experience spans over four decades starting with earning his private certificate (airplanes) in 1971. His first of many aircrafts was a Piper Cherokee. He earned his commercial certificate in the early 1980's and currently owns five hot air balloons ranging from a small 40k homebuilt to a large 141k Aerostar: Pilot + 6 pax ride balloon. In addition Larry owns a special shape balloon, Gus T. Guppy.
Larry has served as balloonmeister for more than 50 events with up to 125 balloons including the New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, and is a past Great Eastern Balloon Association board member. He also speaks at many BFA Continuing Education Conferences. Additionally, Larry holds insurance licenses in Property, Casualty in 49 states.
Larry's 40+ years of aviation experience, passion for ballooning, and commitment to safety coupled with his extensive corporate background in senior management makes him uniquely qualified to serve you and all of your balloon insurance needs.