Dr. Larry R. Hygh, Jr. is the Senior Communications Manager for the Black AIDS Institute overseeing all communication efforts for the organization including digital communications, content planning, creation, implementation and analysis, branding, and media relations.

Prior to this role, he spent 20 years as a director of communications in The United Methodist Church in various regions inlcuding the Mississippi Conference, Baltimore-Washington Conference, California-Pacific Conference, California-Nevada Conference and the General Board of Global Ministries (international mission agency).

Hygh, 42, has anchored and reported for the Crown City News, an independently produced cable newscast in Pasadena, California, and the San Gabriel Valley. He was also an adjunct professor in the communications studies department at Folsom Lake College in Folsom, California, teaching introduction to public speaking, group study, mass media, and communications experience. He also interned at The White House, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

In 2008, Hygh earned a Doctor of Education from Pepperdine University in Organizational Leadership.  His undergraduate and masters’ degrees are from Stephen F. Austin (SFA) State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, in Radio/Television and Mass Communications.

Hygh is an exercise enthusiast, foodie, and loves to travel.  He has traveled to six of the seven continents and 45 of the 50 states in the United States, and 28 countries.

Visit Hygh on the web at www.LarryHygh.com.

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