Larry Mills is responsible for leading the strategic planning, marketing, leadership development, and organizational development functions for HOLT Companies.
A 45-year HOLT veteran, Larry has served in numerous senior leadership positions throughout the company, playing a critical role in the company’s exponential growth over the last three decades from one of the smallest Cat dealerships in the U.S. to the largest.
One of his most enduring accomplishments is the creation of HOLT Values-Based Leadership in 1988 with Dr. Ken Blanchard and its integration throughout the company. Rooted in the belief that a well-defined set of ethical values is the foundation for true success, VBL had a profound impact on the trajectory of the business and helped create a culture of caring and collaboration which continues to thrive.
The success of VBL led to Larry’s founding of HOLT Development Services Inc. (HDSI) which has successfully exported the VBL concept to numerous other companies and organizations.
Larry serves on the board of directors for the San Antonio Spurs; Clarity Child Guidance Center; The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation; Progeria Research Foundation; and St. Mary’s University.
He is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) and Ethics Officers Association.
Larry and his wife, Linda, have two sons.