Larry Orman

Senior Fellow
Office phone: 510-350-8700 x302

Larry created GreenInfo Network in 1996 because he was passionate about the importance of compelling visual images for advocacy, policy and public education. He also had a life-long love of maps - when he discovered desktop GIS in the late 1980s it was a revelation, compared to the laborious hand-drawn products he'd been involved in before that.  In December of 2015, Larry handed over his role to now Executive Director Dan Rademacher, and after a transition period in 2016 is now a Senior Fellow, working part-time on designated GreenInfo projects, including national protected areas data and others.

Larry is also involved in developing projects and partnerships, and loves explaining to people the cool things that the amazing GreenInfo staff can do for them.  He also works directly on planning, analysis and communication projects for clients, helping them use the power of computer mapping and information visualization to make a stronger impact on the world.

Before GreenInfo, Larry spent 19 years as Executive Director of Greenbelt Alliance, the Bay Area urban planning and conservation non-profit.  He currently serves on the board Sierra Watch, and previously as board chair for Bay Nature and board member of The Martis Fund, both for 10 years.  Here's an interview with Larry about how GreenInfo came into being, as well as his background generally;  and here's a profile written about him in the Summer 2018 edition of Esri's ArcNews. »

Here is a collection of three blog posts on GreenInfo's history, written by Larry on our 20th anniversary. »

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GreenInfo Network creates, analyzes, visualizes and communicates information in the public interest. We specialize in mapping and related technology for nonprofits and public agencies, focusing on using it for conservation, social equity, public health, environment and foundation grant making.
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