Larry L. Harlan

Corporate Citizenship and Community Investments Manager of Exxon Mobil Corporation, Corporate Citizenship and Community Investments Manager of Child Care Services Association

United States of America

A native of Houston, Mr. Harlan has been with ExxonMobil 32 years, holding positions in Exploration, Development, Pipeline, Chemicals, Government Relations and Public and Government Affairs.

Mr. Harlan received his undergraduate degree in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Texas in 1978 and his MBA from Oklahoma City University in 1982.  Beginning with his first company assignment in 1979 through 1993, Mr. Harlan worked as a Landman and Land Manager in the Exploration and Production Divisions of Exxon Company, USA.  Focused on oil and gas lease acquisition and contract negotiations, these assignments covered the Mid-Continent, Gulf Coast, and offshore Gulf of Mexico of Exxon’s domestic operations.

In 1993, Mr. Harlan began a series of Public Affairs assignments working with various affiliates covering petroleum public policy, US pipeline operations, and the former Soviet Union.  After the Exxon and Mobil merger in 2000, he held positions with ExxonMobil Chemical Company and Exxon Mobil Corporation working on issue management, State and Federal Government Relations and worldwide development operations.  

In July 2010, Larry was appointed Manager of Corporate Citizenship and Community Investments, with responsibility for overseeing the company’s global social responsibility programs, including managing corporate contributions.  Among the initiatives managed by the group are the company’s three major signature programs in the areas of math and science education, malaria eradication and the furthering of opportunities for women as catalysts for economic development. 

Throughout his career, Mr. Harlan has been active representing ExxonMobil in industry trade associations, serving on committees with the American Association of Professional Landmen, Association of Oil Pipelines, American Petroleum Institute, US Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan Chambers of Commerce, the Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology, and the American Chemistry Council.

Mr. Harlan is married and has been active in school and community activities involving his family.