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Larry S. Dohrs, MA

Personal and Professional Profile Professional Experience
Education And Advanced Training
Volunteer Involvements

Larry shares Bruce's commitment to socially conscious investment, and is a leading expert on human rights issues internationally. He has an extensive background as an educator, columnist, and activist.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Newground Social Investment. Seattle, WA — Vice President. 2002–present.
Primary responsibilities involve shareholder advocacy, education, research, and proxy voting.

Shoreline Community College. Shoreline, WA — Associate Faculty in Economics. 2002–present.
Visiting lecturer in economics, including macro and micro economics, market structures and models of production, consumption and distribution.

Antioch University Seattle. Seattle, WA — Adjunct Professor, Graduate Programs in Education. 2001–2002.
Supervised Masters-level students in developing programs to bring the study of globalization into the K–12 classroom.

Global Source Education. Seattle, WA — Co-Founder, Director, The Trade and Human Rights Project. 1999–2002.
Responsible for design, facilitation, and administration of 10 national-level training programs for educators on globalization, corporate accountability, and human rights.

Research and Policy Reform Center. New York, NY — Consultant. 1997–1999.
Designed and led campaign for enactment of the Seattle Burma Law. Acted as shareholder advocate at Unocal Corporation with Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. Designed and implemented a variety of national grassroots campaigns for the Free Burma movement.

Free Burma Coalition. Washington, DC — Director of Public Education. 1995–1999.
Developed and executed numerous corporate campaigns in support of Burma’s democracy movement which targeted, among others, PepsiCo, Disney, Eddie Bauer, and Northwest Airlines (each of which subsequently severed their ties to Burma). Often served as international spokesman for this movement, which comprised more than 125 chapters.

Soros Foundation, Open Society Institute. New York, NY — Consultant. 1995–1997.
Advised Free Burma movement on campaign strategy and message.

FTB Incorporated. Seattle, WA — President. 1986–1995.
Manufacture, import-export, patent and trademark development. Marketing successes included product placements with QVC, Home Shopping Network, Good Housekeeping magazine, Food & Wine, among others.


EDUCATION, ADVANCED TRAINING, RECOGNITIONS

Publications. Author of more than 30 articles and opinion pieces that have appeared in such publications as: Asia-Pacific Trade Journal, Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle Times, Southeast Asia Business Quarterly, Taipei Times, and others.

Doctor in Arts of Peace. Seattle, WA — Recognition from the Commons’ Circle of the Virtual U.S. Peace Academy. 2007.

Free Burma Rangers (FBR), Certificate of Appreciation. Seattle, WA — Awarded by FBR founder David Eubank. July 2009.

Best Personal Wealth Managers in Seattle. Seattle, WA — Independent consumer survey conducted by Seattle Magazine. 2007 & 2008.

Landmark Education. Seattle, WA — Completed the Curriculum for Living: Landmark Forum, Advanced Course, Self Expression and Leadership Program (SELP). May 2004-November 2005.

Certificate in Human Rights Education. Minneapolis, MN — National Training-of-Trainers for Human Rights Education, University of Minnesota Human Rights Resource Center. 2000.

University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI — Earned Master of Arts (MA) in Southeast Asian Studies. 1984-1985.
Masters Essay: Commercial Agriculture and Equitable Development in Thailand, published by the Southeast Asia Business Education and Resources Program.

Lake Forest College. Lake Forest, IL — Earned Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Economics. 1977-1981.
Four-year letterman on the Men's Soccer team, Conference Champions 1979 and 1980, Co-captain and MVP of 1980 team which reached the NCAA Division III National Championship tournament. Played for inaugural Men's Rugby Club, 1981.


VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENTS

Coalition for Refugees From Burma. Seattle, WA — Founding Member, Board of Directors. 2009–present.

Seattle Greendrinks. Seattle, WA — Founding Boardmember. 2006–present.

Alliance to Defend the Alien Tort Claims Act. Washington, DC — Founding member, Steering Committee. 2003–present.

International Right-to-Know Campaign. Washington, DC — Advisory Board. 2001–present.

Volunteer Youth Soccer Coach. Seattle, WA — 1999–present.

Expert Witness on Political Asylum Cases. Seattle, WA — 1998–present.

Seattle Burma Roundtable. Seattle, WA — Founder and Chairman. 1993–present.

US Campaign for Burma. Washington, DC — Board of Directors, 2004-present; Board Co-Chair, 2004–2010.

Environment2004. Washington, DC — Seattle Host Committee for fundraising gala for John Kerry presidential bid. 2004.

Amnesty International Just Earth! Program. New York, NY — Steering Committee. 2002–2006.

Amnesty International USA. New York, NY — National Volunteer Leader, Business and Economic Relations Group (BERG), 2001–present; Chairman of planning committee, Teach-In on Globalization, 2002; Author of National Member Training on Business and Human Rights, 2003.

International Right-to-Know Campaign. Washington, DC — Advisory Board. 2001–2007.

Washington Council on International Trade. Seattle, WA — Member, Corporate Social Responsibility Roundtable. 2000–2003.

Free Burma Coalition. Washington, DC — Director of Public Education, 1997-2002; Director of International Labor Campaign, 2002–2004.

Travel and work experience in 37 countries in Asia, the Pacific, Latin America, and Europe. Married, with two children attending Lake Forest College and Puget Sound Community School (PSCS).

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Now enjoying its second decade, Newground Social Investment provides individual, institutional, GLBT, and not-for-profit clients with:

Socially responsive (SRI* / ESG*) money management that integrates investment decisions with social concerns and personal or institutional values.
Competitive financial returns along with positive social impact.
Financial coaching and Life Planning that creates peace of mind, a sense of integrity, and financial security.
Community investment for strong local benefits.
Shareholder advocacy for transformation, transparency, and accountability.

Newground is a fee-only Registered Investment Advisor serving institutions and individuals of means who are principled, proactive and inspired to make a difference with their investments.

    * SRI = Socially Responsive.., Socially Responsible.., or Sustainable & Responsible Investment
    * ESG = Environmental, Social, and Governance factors

   

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