Gary Larkin is a co-lead of the Communications and Marketing team for the Age Equity Alliance. He is a longtime journalist, marketing and communications writer, blogger, author, and a corporate governance expert. His most recent work is the forthcoming second edition of The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Board Members, for which he is a co-author. The book, which is edited by Dr. Richard LeBlanc, was published by Wiley.
He was a governance research associate in the corporate leadership department of The Conference Board in New York. His research focused on succession planning, board composition, and shareholder activism. He served as executive editor of Director Notes, an online publication published by The Conference Board for corporate board members and business executives that covers issues such as governance, risk, and sustainability. He was also the editor of the Governance Center Blog.
Prior to joining The Conference Board, he was the editor and writer of PwC’s Governance Insights Center’s biweekly newsletter and editor and writer of KPMG’s Audit Committee Insights biweekly newsletter.
As a journalist, he served as an editor for several daily and weekly newspapers, including The Bond Buyer, Hartford Business Journal, Darien News-Review and Westport News. He received national awards from the Suburban Newspapers of America and the Alliance of Area Association Business Publishers and regional awards from the New England Press Association.
He has volunteered for such organizations as Special Olympics, Literacy Volunteers of Greater Bridgeport (CT), Operation Hope, the Connecticut Food Bank, Read Ahead, and Junior Achievement.
He earned his BA in Journalism from SUNY New Paltz.