Larry L. Bingaman

President & Chief Executive Officer

Since taking the helm in 2009, Larry L. Bingaman has led the RWA through many financial and operational successes, including the development of the company’s first integrated five-year strategic plan, the achievement of the highest bond rating in the RWA’s history and establishment of new operating and productivity initiatives that have saved customers millions of dollars annually.

Larry leads with a keen focus on sustainable and conscious business practices and is deeply involved in the New Haven community. He is a past board chair for the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Board and serves on the President’s Executive Council for Gateway Community College, as well as the Business Advisory Council at Southern Connecticut State University. Larry is a 2016 inductee into Gateway Community College’s Hall of Fame and received the college’s Corporate Award for his commitment, dedication and support of higher education and social change. He is also a 2017 inductee to Junior Achievement’s New Haven Business Hall of Fame for his contributions to the prosperity of the region through his leadership in business and to the community. Larry and his wife are 2017 Alexis de Tocqueville Society award recipients for their personal leadership, contributions and long-time commitment to United Way and the community at large. He is the 2019 recipient of the School for Ethical Education's John Winthrop Wright Ethics in Action Award for his commitment to ethics in his personal and professional life. He is also a founding partner for New Haven’s Social Venture Partners and founder and board chair of the Connecticut Chapter of Conscious Capitalism.

Larry holds a B.S. degree in business administration from California State University at Long Beach and an Executive MBA from the University of New Haven. An honorary associate's degree was conferred upon him at Gateway Community College's 26th Commencement Ceremony in 2018. He is also a 2019 inductee into the University of New Haven's Honor Society for Experiential Education for his conscious leadership. He is currently pursuing a PhD in leadership and change from Antioch University.