Larry was born and raised in Tyler, Texas and is a graduate of Tyler schools including Tyler Junior College and UT Tyler. He concluded a very successful 32 year career with General Motors Acceptance Corporation, later to become Ally Financial in April 2012. Serving across all levels of the corporate landscape, Larry concluded the last seven years of his career managing the Central and Western U.S. Regions for the Commercial Services Division.
Eager to test the entrepreneurial waters after retirement, Larry acquired a small advertising franchise, and successfully grew it from a start-up to a profitable venture within two years. Capitalizing on that success, Larry sold the business and in 2016, began his real estate investment career, and is still very active today.
On a personal level, Larry has been married to Celeste Hand Kellam for over 42 years. They have two grown children and five grandchildren. They are members of First Baptist Church in Tyler and actively support both Tyler Junior College and The University of Texas at Tyler.