Larry Morgan has a B.A. from Augsburg College in Communications and Political Science with a minor in Psychology and an M.A. in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota. He holds the Senior Professional and Global Professional in Human Resources (SPHR and GPHR) and the SHRM – SCP (Senior Consulting Professional) designations and has over 30 years of HR experience with a broad range of industries including consulting, retail, engineering, high tech, medical device, health care, manufacturing, transportation, insurance, financial services, the public sector, and not-for-profit organizations.
Larry is the owner of Orion HR Group, LLC, an independent consulting organization specializing in the alignment of compensation and benefit programs with business strategies. This work includes advising organizations on leadership development, staff assessment, organization structure, performance management and staff accountabilities.
Larry has worked for a variety of organizations in lead compensation roles including Best Buy, Lawson Software, HB Fuller, JD Edwards, Grant Thornton, and CUNA Mutual Group Insurance, as well as National Car Rental, where he served as HR generalist for employees in the eastern half of the United States.
Larry teaches a variety of courses for the University of Minnesota including the SHRM PHR/CP, SPHR/SCP and GPHR exam preparation, compensation strategy, total rewards strategy, employee benefits, job descriptions / analysis and HR Technology. He is also a community faculty member with Metropolitan State University and teaches for the International Foundation of Employee Benefits organization, the Minnesota Society of CPAs, and the Twin Cities Human Resource Association, and the Society of Human Resource Management. Larry regularly presents at local, regional and national HR conferences including World at Work, TCCN, HRP of Minnesota, State/National SHRM and others.