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Richman is the Director of Church Programs in the Priesthood and Family Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Formerly, the Director of Product Awareness and Evaluation, responsible to help members and leaders become more aware of the availability and use of Church materials.
Social Media and Internet
Larry Richman is the author of LDS Media Talk, a website that shares ideas about how to use media and other resources published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members. It also share ideas on using technology and social media to strengthen families and share the gospel. The site has a total reach of nearly 75,000 people from 168 countries.
As Director of Internet Coordination for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from June 2003 to December 2008, Richman coordinated the content and services of Church websites and related applications. He was the product manager of LDS.org and helped coordinate and synergize the work of the product managers of all Church websites. The Church’s web properties consist of hundreds of domain names and tens of thousands of web pages (plus over a million documents in the Gospel Library). Church websites are read by millions of people each month.
He managed a redesign and rebuild of LDS.org in 2003-2007, including implementing XML, metadata standards, common taxonomy, a content management system, and new web search tools.
Richman has authored over a dozen books, several book translations, and articles in professional magazines and journals. Some have been translated into various languages. Publications by Larry Richman. He is a translator and interpreter in three languages.
Richman has directed the processes and systems for print and web publishing at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He is also the President and CEO of Century Publishing, a small publishing company in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He is the former Director of the Publications and Media Project Office where he directed over 8,000 projects (printed, audiovisual, web content, events, and worldwide satellite broadcasts) yearly in up to 185 languages. He coordinated planning, approvals, prioritization, writing, creation, translation, production, printing, and international distribution in 105 offices worldwide. Richman has also developed and implemented computer-assisted project management systems. At the Church, he directed the integration of processes for planning, producing, and implementing products and services (printed, audiovisual, Internet, IT systems, events) across six departments (Audiovisual, Correlation, Curriculum, Information and Communications Systems, Materials Management [translation, printing, and distribution], and Physical Facilities [events]. He also developed the Worldwide Plan for Church Materials, the strategic plan for translating and publishing thousands of resources in 185 languages.
Richman is a certified PMP (Project Management Professional), consultant, and trainer to hundreds of employees of Fortune 500 companies. He has authored seven books on project management, including two college texts in their second and third editions. Richman has been a keynote speaker at professional conferences.
Experienced product manager for printed, audiovisual, and web products (including LDS.org and other major websites). In June 2008, Richman became a Certified Product Manager and a Certified Product Marketing Manager from the Association of International Product Marketing & Management(AIPMM).