Professional Vitae: LARRY SHORT

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Skilled communicator with more than 14 years of internet program and social media strategy, development and management experience.

    Since 1997 my roles at World Vision have focused on web development, content creation, strategy, architecture, mass e-mail development, search engine optimization, analytics, social media and more.

Overall, more than 30 years of communications (writing, editing and publication design), technology, and business experience, including three years' experience in the public radio arena.

    Writing experience includes co-authorship of three nonfiction books (published by mainstream Christian publishers), an unpublished novel, dozens of freelance magazine articles (including the winner of the Evangelical Press Association's "Best Personality Feature of the Year" award in 1981), two World Vision U.S. annual reports, several years' worth of quarterly major donor magazines (the "World Vision Report"), program reports, and other fundraising materials; and many years' worth of web content assignments, including serving as senior editor of World Vision's monthly email newsletter for two years. I served for several years as a ghost writer for former WVUS President Bob Seiple and have been a keynote speaker for the Northwest Christian Writer's Association.

    Small business management experience includes starting and operating four successful small businesses: a printing company, a company providing typesetting services to the printing trade, a company providing technology services to the California State University system, and a freelance consulting and writing business.

EXPERIENCE (click for detail)

World Vision Inc.
Federal Way, Washington

      Interactive Editor, World Vision Report
      August 2008-May 2011

      Web Guru, Net.Work Media
      August 2007-July 2008

      Web Editor, Communications Division
      May 2006-July 2007

      Director, Internet Production & Design
      October 2004-May 2006

      Internet Content & Production Manager / Webmaster
      March 1997-September 2004

      Managing Editor/Creative
      March 1996-March 1997

      Production Writer/Editor
      July 1994-March 1996

Freelance/Contract Website Development, Design, Editorial

Freelance Author, Computer Consultant, and Software Trainer
1988 - 1994
Numerous magazine articles and three books published:

Small Technology-Based Business Entrepreneur
      University Word Processing Centers
      Pomona, California, 1985-1990

      Word One Typesetting
      Claremont, California, 1982-1986

      Short Order Press
      Upland, California, 1981-1982

EDUCATION (click for detail)

Master of Business Administration Degree in Non-Profit Management (in process)
Hope International University, Fullerton, California

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication
Biola University, La Mirada, California, 1981

(Emphases: Print Media, Journalism, Creative Writing, Magazine Editing. Minor in Biblical Studies.)


    • Currently college pastor, elder, outreach worker and worship leader at Elim Evangelical Free Church in Puyallup, Washington (member for 17 years)
    • Keynote speaker, Northwest Christian Writer's Conference
    • As a competitive cyclist, I've raised thousands of dollars for charities
    • Member of World Vision's 1997 Employee Campaign vision trip to Romania
    • Member, HTML Writers Guild (an international training and support organization for Web developers)
    • Tactical Coordinator for the political campaign of a candidate for the California State Senate, 1994
    • Coordinator of a successful grass-roots campaign opposing a proposed county tax increase in San Bernardino, California, 1993
    • Member of the Board of Project Hope, an urban church-based ministry in Hollywood, California, 1992
    • Founder and Director of Project Jericho, a multi-chapter counseling and humanitarian activist organization, 1989-1992
    • Founding Member and Officer of the Board, Alternate Avenues Crisis Pregnancy Ministries, 1990-1992
    • Chairman of the Board, Community Baptist Church of Alta Loma, 1988-1990
    • National award: "Best Personality Feature" (Christian magazines) by the Evangelical Press Association, 1981 (click for award-winning article)

For additional recommendations/references see my LinkedIn profile.

Mr. Roger Flessing, Vice President, Communications
World Vision Inc. (Federal Way, Washington)

Mr. Steve Stirling, Vice President, Marketing Operations
World Vision Inc. (Federal Way, Washington)

Ms. Dorene Young, Vice President, Communications
World Vision Inc. (Federal Way, Washington)

Rev. Martin Schlomer, Senior Pastor
Elim Evangelical Free Church (Puyallup, Washington)

Dr. Kenneth Daughters, President
Emmaus Bible College & Seminary (Dubuque, Iowa)

Dr. Robert Logan, President
CoachNet (Alta Loma, California)

Mr. John Veale, Information Systems Director
Newport Beach (California) Police Department

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