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Larry Smith

Strategic Advisor

Larry is a strategic advisor to senior management. He re-joined Haley & Aldrich in 1985 with a technical focus in hydrogeology and built an extensive practice addressing complex environmental issues for Fortune 100 clients. He was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2004, and President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2010. The company’s revenue and staff size more than doubled under his leadership, adding new services and geographic locations to meet client needs. Larry stepped down from his executive leadership roles in July 2021 and now serves as a strategic advisor to the CEO and leadership team. He served on the Board of Directors from 1994 to July 2021 and served as chair twice.

In 2019, Larry led the successful sale of Haley & Aldrich subsidiary, Emerging Compounds Treatment Technologies, Inc., a global leader in cutting-edge solutions that mitigate the impact of emerging contaminants in air and water, to Montrose Environmental Group, Inc. In 2020, he led the acquisition of Hart Crowser, a leading environmental and geotechnical engineering company headquartered in the Pacific Northwest, to expand Haley and Aldrich’s service offerings and geographic reach.

Larry instituted and co-facilitates the company’s Leadership Development Program for Haley & Aldrich’s next-generation leaders. More than 130 staff have participated in the extensive program in business management, understanding human systems, strategic planning, systems thinking, and adaptive leadership to address complex challenges facing our clients and society.

“I noticed something special about Haley & Aldrich when I joined in 1978 – a passion for client service excellence and respect for people, built on ethics and honesty. I view my role as a steward of this rich heritage, and a keeper of the flame for our company culture.”