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Board Member, Larry W. Boone, Ph.D.

DDI Board Member Larry Boone

Larry W. Boone, Ph.D., joined the Board of Directors in 2016. He is Professor Emeritus at St. John’s University. From 1987-2015 he served as a faculty member in the Management Department at the Peter J. Tobin College of Business. Larry was named Professor Emeritus in 2016. Currently, he is active as a speaker and consultant in leadership and management. In 2019, Larry published a book titled Servant Leadership: Attitudes, Skills and Behaviours through the U.K.’s Cambridge Scholars Publishing group. Each year since 2018, Dr. Boone has delivered leadership and management seminars at Tangaza University in Nairobi, Kenya.

While at St. John's University, Larry held various positions, including Assistant Provost, Acting Dean of the Tobin College of Business, Editor of the "Review of Business" quarterly journal, Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA and Senior Fellow of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society. Dr. Boone has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University, an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.

From 2006-15 he served as Director of the St. John's University Executive-in-Residence Program. This program pairs undergraduate and graduate student teams with business and not-for-profit organizations for strategy projects. Some organizations with which Dr. Boone’s student groups worked included Broadridge Financial Services, DDI, Goldman Sachs, Goodwill Industries, National Grid, Pfizer, PSEG Long Island, and Ridgewood Savings Bank. Early in his career, Larry worked at PPG Industries, the Westinghouse Electric Corporation and MSA Safety Inc. Dr. Boone is the Chairperson of both the Human Resources and Strategic Planning Committees.