In 2017, Larry Willis was elected President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, a labor organization consisting of 32 unions that together represent workers in all areas of transportation. TTD focuses on federal legislation, regulatory matters, and policy issues that impact transportation workers. Larry previously served as TTD’s Secretary-Treasurer, General Counsel and Legislative Representative. Earlier in his career, Larry was an associate and Director of Legislation for Weil, Gotshal and Manges, LLP, and served in various legislative roles on Capitol Hill and on political campaigns.
In his current position, Larry oversees TTD’s daily operation and serves as the organization’s spokesperson and chief strategist. He collaborates with TTD’s affiliated unions to fight for long-term investments in our transportation system, to ensure jobs in this sector are safe and secure, and to protect and expand the rights working people have to a union voice. Under Larry’s direction, TTD works with elected leaders on both sides of the aisle and focuses on substantive, policy-driven arguments to advance core agenda items.
Larry graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in Political Science and earned his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School. He is an active member of the DC Bar. Originally from outside Chicago, Larry now lives in suburban Maryland.