PRINCIPAL & FOUNDER
Larry J. Edwards
Larry Edwards is passionate about continuous improvement in all areas of life, both personal and professional. Over the past 20 years, he has played an instrumental role in the development and growth of multiple not for profit organizations and small business development initiatives. He describes himself as a ‘serial innovations engineer’; seeking to make a positive impact in his local and greater communities.
Inquisitive and optimistic, Larry pursued and attained three bachelor’s degrees while servicing in the United States Air Force. He would later go on to earn a Master of Business Administration. These degrees were accompanied with professional designations to include his ASQ Certified Manager of Quality Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE), Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) and PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. In addition to owning and operating Larry Edwards And Associates, Larry is also employed by Mecklenburg County Government as a Senior Process Consultant. He had served on the advisory board for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee, the board of PMI Metrolina, Area 23 Governor Toastmasters District 37, board member on City of Peace (performance arts) and both Newsletter Editor and now Section Chair for ASQ Charlotte.
Larry’s other interest include family, faith, community engagement, public speaking and travel. Larry has successfully completed and continues to expand on a lifetime goal of seeing all seven continents and all 50 of our states.
B.S., Human Resource Development, 1999
B.S., Business Quality Management, 1999
B.S., Information Systems Technology, 2001
Activities & Affiliations
• ASQ Charlotte, Chair
• Toastmasters International, ACG, ALB
• Project Management International
• Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee
• Change Management Institute
• United States Air Force Veteran
• ASQ CSSBB
• ASQ CMQ/OE
• PMI PMP
• ITIL V3