As Chief Operations Officer for Amity Mediation Workshop, LLC, Larry A. Williamson provides a deep background of leadership, managerial, and administrative experience. He serves as State of Florida Commissioned Notary Public and as a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator, available for non-binding arbitration panels.
He has held senior professional positions in major financial institutions like Regions Morgan Keegan Trust, Merrill Lynch, and Pentagon Federal Credit Union. His resume includes service in several governmental branches such as the Kansas Dental Board, the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support, and as a staff member of the U.S. Congress.
Mr. Williamson has served in several leadership positions at the University of West Florida, and was Vice President for University Advancement at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO. He taught political science as Professional-in-Residence at Butler University in Indianapolis, His research focus is U.S. foreign policy and public diplomacy. His book, The Last Three Feet: An Action Plan for Public Diplomacy in the Information Age, was published in 2007.
During a thirty-year career (both active and reserve duty) in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Williamson completed multiple tours of duty including as Battle Force Logistics Officer and Assistant Chief of Staff for the Amphibious Task Force during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He provided on-shore representation for the Commander of the U.S. Seventh Fleet in South Korea. He retired at the rank of Captain.
Mr. Williamson holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Baylor University, and a Master’s Degree from the University of Kansas.