President and CEO, Irving Group
Larry Irving is the president and CEO of the Irving Group, a consulting firm providing strategic advice and assistance to international telecommunications and information technology companies, investors, philanthropies, and non-profit organizations. From September 2009 to July 2011, Mr. Irving served as vice president for global government affairs for the Hewlett-Packard Company. Prior to founding the Irving Group, he served as assistant secretary of commerce for communications and information and administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). While there, he was a principal advisor on telecommunications and information technology issues.
Mr. Irving was one of the principal architects and advocates of the Clinton Administration’s telecommunications and Internet policies and efforts to reform US telecommunications law. He promoted policies and developed programs to ensure access to advanced telecommunications and information technologies and was named one of the fifty most influential persons in the “Year of the Internet” by Newsweek Magazine. In 2019, Mr. Irving was elected to the Internet Hall of Fame for his pioneering efforts identifying the “digital divide” and advocating for equitable access.
Mr. Irving currently serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of Education Networks of America, The Texas Tribune, and ReliabilityFirst Corporation. He also serves as a member of Northwestern University’s Board of Trustees, as president of Northwestern’s Alumni Association, on the Board of Visitors for the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences of Northwestern University, and the Board of Visitors for Stanford Law School.
He received a BA from Northwestern University where he has earned several awards for achievement and excellence. He was president of his graduating class at Stanford University School of Law and is a Stanford associate.