Larry Rottmeyer, Ph.D.

Director of Innovation Education

Dr. Larry Rottmeyer joined The NIIC in June 2019. He is the Director of Innovation Education and primarily focuses on the NIIC Navigator Learning Management System.

Larry’s recent work has focused on new program design, business creativity, new revenue streams and talent development experiences.  Larry has been involved in hundreds of management, marketing and leadership studies over his career, including several studies of nonprofit organization effectiveness. His also has expertise as a marketing research and business development advisor with the business industry and nonprofit sectors for over 35 years. He previously served as a marketing professor or business school dean for five universities during his career, which included the design of new programs and learning experiences.

He earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration/Marketing from the Univesrity of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Ball State University; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Marketing from Taylor University.

What is it about working at The NIIC that appeals to you? 

Larry enjoys high-energy, creative, fast-paced business environments that offer new learning experiences and growth opportunities. “The NIIC is a place that attracts people who want to be engaged in efforts that are new, different and important. I am a builder, not a maintainer, so the NIIC is a perfect place for me.”

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Larry enjoys travel, particularly to Europe, where he has led over 15 business study tours. He also enjoys reading, dinner and movie nights, family times, Ohio State University football and most professional sports—particularly the Indianapolis Colts and New York Yankees. Larry and his wife, Nancy, have been married for 41 years and have two grown children and two grandsons.

If you are involved in charitable, volunteer or community activities, please describe.

Larry enjoys applying his learning experiences and marketing skills in area nonprofit organizations and is active at Brookside Church in Fort Wayne.


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