Larry Wright

Chief Operating Officer, Forefront
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Dr. Larry Wright is the Chief Operating Officer for Forefront Suicide Prevention. His career has focused on helping others lead full and healthy lives. As CEO of MENTOR/the National Mentoring Partnership, he worked with a network of state partnerships to close America’s mentoring gap. As COO of the state’s largest private scholarship provider, the College Success Foundation, he helped first generation college students in Washington State and in Washington, DC find success in and out of the classroom.

Dr. Wright is committed to community service and has been a board member for a number of organizations including the National Human Services Assembly, America’s Promise, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound, and the League of Education Voters. Dr. Wright received his Ph.D. in journalism and mass communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his MA in mass communication and BA in English from Washington State University.