Laurence Barton, PhD, CAP®

O. Alfred Granum Chair in Management

The American College of Financial Services

Dr. Larry Barton is the eighth President and CEO of The American College, the nation’s largest, non-profit accredited college devoted to financial services. A three-time College president, he has served on the faculty of Harvard Business School, Penn State and Boston College, authored four best-selling books on business and risk/crisis management, and been interviewed extensively by CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and many others on key trends impacting our industry.

His most recent book, Crisis Leadership Now was published by McGraw Hill and was voted one of the Best Business Books of 2008 by Soundview Executive Summary. For the past seven years, Insurance Newscast has named him “One of the 100 Most Powerful People in the Insurance Industry.” Dr. Barton is also the O. Alfred Granum Chair in Management at The College and the highest rated instructor at The FBI Academy where he teaches risk and crisis management.