Director, has a master’s degree in Business Administration from Armstrong University, a BA in Business Administration, Economics, and Russian language from Minnesota State University, and has completed the course work towards his PhD in Business Management. Larry has a diverse business background that includes a range of broad business skills gained from his many roles in Real Estate, Finance, Research, Legal, Management, and Business Strategies. These roles include serving as the Director of Safeway Grocery Stores, Inc’s Consumer, Sales, and Store Location research departments where he was responsible for the expansion of Safeway in Europe, Australia and Canada. The Director of Market Research for A&P where he was responsible for the Company’s expansion into Saudi Arabia. An Executive Officer of Smiths Food and Drug Centers for 17 years; most recently as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development overseeing the Research, Real Estate, and Legal Departments. Mr. McNeill retired from Smith’s Food & Drug Stores in 1996 after the Fred Meyer merger was completed.