Lawrence (Larry) Merrihew
President, Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway Association (WTWA)
was one of numerous private and public sector leaders involved with the establishment of the Alliance in 1994.
The Chamber's asked Larry
to be part of those discussions and it was decided that if Baldwin County was going to get serious about economic development, to do it right.
Larry has served faithfully on the Alliance Board for most of its 15 year history serving in many officer roles including Board Chairman.
The few years that he was not serving on the Board, his leadership was utilized in many other economic development issues.
is President, Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway Association
(WTWA) , responsible for representing its membership, which is composed of businesses, municipalities, and industries, in discussions/meetings with the Corps of Engineers, U. S. Coast Guard
, government agencies, etc., for the purpose of improving and maintaining the safety and efficiency of the Black Warrior Tombigbee waterway.
Prior to joining the WTWA, Larry worked with Regions Bank for 42 years.
During those years he
held a number of responsibilities including managing the economic development program of the bank, and during that time the ED
program gained recognition from State
and National agencies.
Larry is Past President of the Economic Developers Association of Alabama, Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance, Junior Achievement of Mobile, Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, Mobile Works, and has served on the Boards of the Southern Economic Developers Council, Envision Coastal Alabama, and the Fairhope Industrial Board.
He currently serves on the Boards of the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance, Japan America Society of Alabama, and serves as President, Coalition of Alabama Waterway Associations.
Larry is a graduate of BEDC, Georgia Tech; EDI, Oklahoma University, Graduate School of Banking, Rutgers University; and School of Marketing, University of Colorado.
is married to Shirley Mosley Merrihew and they have three daughters and three grandsons.
and Shirley live in Fairhope.
Larry Merrihew, Executive Committee