manager of Lockheed's new Austin, Texas, division. Here he led the companies activities in tactical command, control and communications and remotely piloted vehicles designed to support the command and control functions. He also contributed greatly to his community's cultural, educational and business institutions. He was 1987 chairman of the board of directors for the Austin Chamber of Commerce and also chaired the board of the Creative Rapid Learning Center, a program to help school dropouts. He had several associations with the University of Texas and was executive advisor for Lockheed's Key Schools program at the university.
Larry chaired the Governor's Task Force on Vocational Education in 1987 and in 1988 was named chairman of the Governor's Select Committee on Education to develop a new system of financing Texas' public schools and improving their performance. Among the many other organizations he served were the Austin Private Industry Council, Austin Community College, United Way and Austin Symphony Orchestra. In 1989 he received a Community Service Award presented by the Austin Business Journal as well as an Austin Community College Award.
Larry is survived by his wife, Roberta Muirhead Jenkins, and three children.
An inspiring leader in technology, management, education and community development, Larry Jenkins will be greatly missed by all who knew him.