Larry West

Larry West is founder and owner of Go West Strategic Communications, which provides editorial services and public relations, public affairs and marketing consulting to clients ranging from Fortune 100 corporations to nonprofit organizations. West’s success as a strategic communications professional is distinguished by his ability to consistently develop messages, strategies and collateral materials that help his clients achieve their goals. Before starting his own business, West was an executive at the Port of Seattle and held key management positions in communications and public affairs at Microsoft and the Federal Aviation Administration. He also served as communications director for a U.S. senator as well as press secretary and deputy chief of staff for a U.S. representative. West began his career as a journalist for The Seattle Times, where he received the Meeman Award for national environmental reporting from the Scripps Howard Foundation and was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Since then, his writing and strategic communications counsel have won accolades from clients such as Microsoft, Nike, Alcatel, Moss Adams, OTB Solutions Group, and the Marguerite Casey Foundation. He studied journalism and creative writing at the University of Washington and did post-graduate work in business management at Stanford University.

Posts by Larry West

  • CEO Challenge 2012 Reveals Critical Link Between Innovation and Human Capital (04.19.12 )

    The top five challenges facing business leaders worldwide this year are Innovation, Human Capital, Global Political/Economic Risk, Government Regulation, and Global Expansion, according to nearly 800 chief executives, presidents and chairmen from leading companies in Asia, Europe and the United States who took part in the Conference Board CEO Challenge 2012. The Conference Board has […]

  • Shareholder Activism in Uncertain Times (12.02.11 )

    The recent Governance Watch webcast, Shareholder Activism in Uncertain Times, raised important questions for both management and boards to consider in the midst of an economic climate that is making many companies particularly attractive to activist shareholders, and potentially vulnerable to aggressive moves that could force a board to take actions that may not be […]