BICSI announced recently that Larry Romig, the association’s first executive director/CEO, passed away on November 15. In a statement posted on the bicsi.org homepage, BICSI President Michael Collins said Larry “was a warm individual and a professional in every way. Larry was a mentor to many, and in no small way, a major contributor to their successes and to the initial success of our fine association. Larry Romig will be sorely missed.”
Each year at BICSI’s annual awards banquet, held in conjunction with its winter conference, the association bestows the Larry W. Romig Committee Member of the Year Award upon a deserving individual.
David Cranmer, a BICSI Past President who also served as the association’s executive director/CEO, wrote a memorial to Romig on the website of Cranmer’s training company Ventoux Learning Network. The image of Larry Romig on this page is taken from Cranmer's memorial page. He reflects, “For those of you who never met Larry, BICSI owes much of its success to his forward thinking. Larry was a very conservative money manager and over the years, built BICSI’s reserves substantially … Thanks to his money management, BICSI was able to purchase land and build the first phase of its headquarters debt-free.
“There are too many stories to post here,” Cranmer continues, “but I remember that every year for many years, Larry would give the invocation during the banquet at the winter conference in Orlando. They were always thought-provoking and given with much passion.”