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Alan Larson

Alan L. Larson, Director of Information Services (IS) at WestEd, provides strategic vision, leadership, management, and administration for IS.

Larson’s focus is on guiding WestEd’s execution of the technology road map, proposing future technology investments, and articulating the added value of new technologies and working with agency leaders to prioritize such investments. Additionally, he works with program and department leadership and staff to understand business needs and develop technology strategies and solutions aligned with those needs and WestEd’s mission.

Larson brings more than 20 years in the information technology field, including serving as a Chief Information Officer for a not-for-profit human services organization similar in complexity to WestEd. He also has extensive experience working in corporate IT — as a Director at Xerox, as a senior consultant, and as an owner of a successful IT services company.

He is a participating member of various executive-level technology forums and has served as a board member of the Technology Executives Network of Western New York.

Larson received a BS in computer and electrical engineering from Syracuse University.