Larry Ashkin

Vice Chairman

Larry has been involved in Public Radio for the past eight years. He served on the Board of Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ) until 2013. In addition to Aspen Public Radio, he serves on the Board of Friends of Arizona Public Radio.

Originally a New Yorker, Larry attended Columbia College and Columbia Law School. Moving to Chicago in 1979 he founded Centrum Properties (now Centrum Partners) - a full service Real Estate Development Company headquartered in Chicago from which he retired in 2009.

From 1997 to 2013, Larry has been deeply involved in the Charter School movement in Chicago as a founding Board Member of the Perspectives Charter Schools. He served as Board Chair of Perspectives, a network of five campuses with 2,400 students, until 2013 when he became Board Chair Emeritus.

Larry and his wife Doris reside in Aspen and Scottsdale, Arizona. They have six children and fourteen grandchildren.