Larry S. Bonine

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Larry is founder of the Partnering Institute and the Pinnacle Leadership Inc in Scottsdale, Arizona. He speaks and trains all over the US on Partnering techniques, Leadership and Teambuilding.

Larry was formerly Director of Transportation at Arizona State Highways and Divisional Commander, US Army Corps of Engineers. Both these organisations are international best practice case studies.

Larry is an entertaining, thought provoking and inspiring speaker.

Professional Resume

U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA. 1985
U.S. Army Command & Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. 1976
M.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Missouri at Rolla, Missouri. 1970
B. Sc., Civil Engineering Tennessee Tech, Cookeville, Tennessee. 1964

1998 – Present- Pinnacle Leadership Group, Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona. Larry Bonine is the founder and owner of this company that is dedicated to bringing Project Management and Partnering excellence to companies and projects worldwide. He conducts seminars and workshops in Leadership, Project Management, Negotiation, Strategic Thinking and Team Development.

1993 – 1998 Director, Arizona Department of Transportation. Served the Governor and State of Arizona in all transportation matters. The department’s 5000 employees managed the largest infrastructure program in the state’s history during a time of unprecedented growth. Generally recognized as having the premiere Partnering program in the U.S. he gained national renown as a public speaker and crusader for innovative government and Partnering. While ADOT Director, Larry was a leader in the national and regional organizations of the American Associations of State and Highway Officials (AASHTO) and the Western Association of State and Highway Officials.

AS Chairman of the AASHTO standing committee on Quality, Larry was recognized as a national public sector change agent and teacher. Through his leadership, the committee caused many state Departments of Transportation to move toward modern management philosophies.

In addition to authoring many articles on Partnering and public sector management innovations, he is a much sought after keynote and workshop speaker across the United States and Great Britain. He was featured in and on the cover of Engineering News-Record as being an evangelistic change agent and innovator.

1991 – 1993 Central Artery/Tunnel Project, Boston. Area Construction Manager and Partnering Program Manager. Initiated and developed the initial Partnering Program on the project. Trained Project Engineers in communication and negotiation skills

1990 – 1991 Wisdom Associates, Inc. Stuart, Florida. Vice President. Client development, environmental permitting.

1988 – 1990 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Alabama District Engineer. Colonel Bonine was the Chief Executive Officer responsible for the military construction program at 19 Army, 14 Air Force, 1 Navy and 3 NASA installations in the southeastern United States, El Salvador, Honduras and the US Defense areas in Panama. Additionally he was responsible for Federal water resources projects within portions of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Louisiana. His principal duties involved executing an engineering and construction program in excess of $1.0 billion and providing leadership to over 2000 Federal employees at 40 locations. He is credited with pioneering two significant programs gaining national recognition in the construction industry today:

Partnering, a revolutionary new concept between owners and contractors that has since been embraced not only Corps wide but nationally.
Life Cycle Project Management, a system that has become the method of management for all major Corps projects.

1986 – 1988 U. S. Army Facilities Engineer Activities, Korea. Commander. As CEO of this 5000-person agency, Colonel Bonine was responsible to the Theater Commander – in – Chief for the construction, operation and maintenance of all army facilities in the theater. He managed a billion dollar design and construction budget

1981 – 1985 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock, Arkansas District Engineer – Lieutenant Colonel Bonine was responsible for water resource development in Arkansas and Missouri.

1964 – 1991 U. S. Army. U.S. Army Officer. Various assignments and schools resulting in a 26-year career in the Corps of Engineers.