Larry Meyers has over 35 years of experience since coming to Washington with then Senator Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX), former chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. After four years with the senator, serving as legislative director, he received an appointment in the Carter Administration being named Director for Congressional Affairs – U.S. Department of Agriculture, responsible for both USDA and White House lobbying activities. He began independent consulting in 1981, and in 1989 was named by Beacham’s Guide to Key Lobbyists as one of the top 125 lobbyists in Washington. For 15 years, he served as guest lecturer at the National Defense University on the topic of “Lobbyists and Lobbying in the U.S. Capitol.” Mr. Meyers also served for twelve years on the Board of Directors of Washington First Bank before it was successfully sold to Sandy Spring Bank. He continues to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Texas State Aquarium, the Board of Trustees for the Leland Seminary and is active with the Boy Scouts of America. He resides with his wife Kris in Alexandria, Virginia and is a graduate of Texas Tech University.