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GPP Welcomes New Chairman, Larry Connolly

The Georgia Prevention Project gained a new and important leader when Larry Connolly joined the organization this summer as its new chairman.

Larry brings a wealth of business and non-profit management experience to the organization. After a long and successful career as head of his own financial services companies, he now serves as President of the Connolly Family Foundation and on the boards of multiple non-profit organizations. Most notably, he serves as president of CURE Childhood Cancer, headquartered in Atlanta.

“I am delighted to help the Georgia Prevention Project as it moves forward into its next phase – expanding its programs to reach more Georgians and save more lives.”

Larry stated recently, “I am hopeful that I can carry forward in the dedicated tradition of founder and past chairman, Lee Shaw. I was flattered when he called and asked me to consider this position.”

In his business career, Larry was the CEO of Connolly LLC, serving healthcare payers and retailers. Connolly, LLC was sold to Advent International in 2012 and then merged with Atlanta-based iHealth Technologies in May of 2014.

Lee offered a glowing review of his successor. “Larry grasps the issues very quickly, and he shows great enthusiasm for our mission. His non-profit work exhibits a great track record of working to save and improve lives.”

Larry earned his undergraduate degree at Washington and Lee University and an MBA from Tulane University. He serves on the boards of two initiatives at Washington and Lee – the Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty, and the Entrepreneurship Program. Additionally, he serves on the boards of Connolly iHealth, LLC of Atlanta, and several small start-up enterprises.