May, 2009May 1, 2009 (Austin, TX). Larry Warder joins Greenlights for NonProfit Success’ Board of Directors after recently retiring as CFO of the U.S. Department of Education. A distinguished leader in the federal government and business sectors, Warder will now work on the Greenlights board to strengthen the services Greenlights provides to the Central Texas nonprofit sector.
“We are thrilled to have Larry join our Board of Directors,” Executive Director Matt Kouri said. “The experience and expertise he brings to the board will undoubtedly have a great impact on Greenlights and on the nonprofit community we are working to strengthen.”
In April of 2006, President George W. Bush nominated Warder as the U.S. Department of Education’s chief financial officer. He served as the secretary's principal adviser on the agency's annual financial audit, its financial management systems and internal controls, and the resolution of any audit findings. In 2007, he was appointed acting Chief Officer of Federal Student Aid and was instrumental in getting new financing programs in place to assure that students had access to Federally guaranteed student loans for the current and upcoming school years.
Warder retired from the professional services firm Deloitte in 2002. During his 33-year tenure with Deloitte, he served on the boards of both Deloitte & Touche U.S. and Global Deloitte Consulting, managed the firm’s New York and Northeast Region, served as the director of operations consulting for Deloitte Consulting, and worked to set up the company's global consulting operations. After retiring from Deloitte, Warder worked with the Dallas-based O'Donnell Foundation and the Austin Independent School District to promote increased opportunities for Advanced Placement classes in the Austin schools. He also served for three years as an unpaid consultant to University of Texas System Chancellor Mark G. Yudof and the system's Institutional Audit and Compliance Committee.
Warder has served on the Lincoln Center's leadership council in New York, and since his first retirement from Deloitte, he has served as the treasurer for the Bee Creek United Methodist Church in Spicewood, Texas. Warder and his wife, Dianne, have two children and seven grandchildren and currently reside in Spicewood.
“Larry is an invaluable addition to the Greenlights board,” says Board Chair Suzanna Caballero. “His experience and passion to serve will be an asset as we continue to improve upon our already high-quality services.”
About Greenlights for NonProfit Success
Greenlights for NonProfit Success is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that catalyzes extraordinary nonprofit performance in Central Texas. Focusing its services on five key “pain points” felt by nonprofits – Financial Management, Resource Development, Strategy & Planning, Board Excellence, and Leadership Advancement – Greenlights serves 800 organizations and more than 2,500 individuals annually through low-cost, high-quality professional development workshops and conferences, customized management consulting services, and by serving as the “help line” for any and all nonprofit management questions.