Larry L. Robertson Jr., Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, AGB

Larry Robertson, VP Culture and Talent Development, AGB


Larry L. Robertson Jr. leads efforts to ensure that AGB is a great place to work, grow, and thrive. He creates an integrated culture and talent development strategy that includes furthering culture, generating role-specific career pathing, and developing well-rounded onboarding and professional development programs to drive the association’s strategic outcomes.

Robertson plays a major role in collaborating with staff to weave justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion (JDE&I) throughout AGB’s policies and practices. JDE&I features heavily in AGB’s current organizational strategies and informs operations, meetings, and association goals.

Robertson has more than 30 years of experience in human resources. Prior to AGB, Robertson served as senior vice president, HR & belonging at the American Institute of Architects (AIA). There, Robertson created the organization’s first Strategic People Plan, developed the Dialogue for Success performance management process, and formed AIA’s first Belonging Community of Practice, a group that worked to remove barriers to inclusion and belonging at the office. Prior to his time with AIA, Robertson worked at other nonprofit associations including the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Rotary International.

Professional Credentials

Robertson received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Northern Illinois University and a master of science degree in human resources management and development from National Louis University. He is pursuing a doctor of education degree in organizational learning, leadership, and innovation from Wilmington University. His dissertation is focused on solving ostracism in the workplace.

Robertson received the DCA Live 2022 HR Leader of the Year Award. He is a senior certified professional of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a certified association executive of the American Society of Association Executives. He also has a certification in strategic workforce planning from the Human Capital Institute.