Steve Larson

Secretary of the Board of Trustees
I am proud to be an ASC Board Member Because:

The opportunity to work with this world-class artistic group and spread the wonders of Shakespeare’s works to more and more people is one of the most gratifying experiences I have had.

My all-time favorite ASC moment was:

The first time I walked into the magnificent building that is The Blackfriars with my college friend, Ralph Cohen.

You should support the ASC because:

The world is a better place when we recognize and participate in the arts; and the ASC is among the best venues in the world for enlightenment from the works of Shakespeare and theater in general.

Biography:

Steve was raised in Eastern Montana farming country and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1969 with a BA in English Literature. His career in commodity trading began with General Mills and progressed through trading on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange floor and later working for grain export companies Louis Dreyfus in New York City and Cook Industries in Memphis, TN. In 1977 he opened a Hong Kong trading office for Cook as the director of merchandising for all Asian business.

Steve started Larson Brokerage Corporation in 1979 and spent the next 22 years as a cash grain broker for Hard Red Winter Wheat traded domestically and for export. Four years after moving to Anacortes, WA in 1997 he retired from the brokerage business and started Larson AgriBusiness Services with recruiting offices for the agricultural industry in Omaha, NE and Northern California. In early 2009 he moved to the Kansas City area to expand his business to consulting for some of the many KC area ag-related businesses.

He has been a member of numerous agri-business trade associations as well as neighborhood associations in several cities. His past Board memberships include Director for two terms at the Kansas City Board of Trade and a member of the Board of Governors for the Barton Creek Resort and Country Club in Austin, TX from its founding in 1985 through 1994.

Steve and his wife Jo Ann live in Big Canoe, GA.