Doug Larison
Past District Governor District 7170
Doug retired in 2011 after serving children of New York State for 35 years as a teacher and administrator. He currently lives with his wife Renee in Cortlandville. Doug joined the Cortland Rotary Club in 2004. He has served Club President during Cortland’s 90th year 2009-10, Club Treasurer 2005-07, Club Youth Exchange Chairperson 2010-119 and District Visioning Chairperson 2011-13. Doug is a multiple time Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Paul Harris Society. He and Renee are major donors to the Rotary Foundation. In high school he was fortunate enough to be an exchange student to Sweden. The experience made him a Rotarian from a young age, believing a serving others first.

Doug was born and raised in Lansing, New York. He attended Cornell University where he majored in Biological Sciences, and when on to work on his Masters in Curriculum Development. He has worked for the Lansing School system where he taught science for 14 years. His career then moved on to Moravia Schools where he was an Assistant Principal and later an Assistant Superintendent for Business. Wanting to fulfill his dream of being a Superintendent he moved on to Genesee Valley. The final position came at Homer Central Schools where he finished his education career. The driving principle for Doug has always been to serve the children of these four districts.

Doug and Renee have two sons. Bryan and his wife Heather have twin sons, Ian and Colin who are twelve years old, Landon who is seven, and Mila who is almost 2. Their younger son Nicholas is a recent graduate of the University of Rochester, and currently lives in Syracuse. In their spare time Renee and Doug like to spend time with family, garden, and travel.