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Distinguished Service Award for Larry J. Scully

Larry J. Scully

Larry J. Scully
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Larry Scully attended UW-Madison on a gymnastics scholarship, earning a BS and MS in civil and environmental engineering (1971 and 1972). He finished his gymnastics career at Wisconsin by placing fourth in the Big Ten championships. After working for several years as a project engineer for Roy F. Weston, Inc., of Chicago, he returned to his alma mater and completed an MBA (1975) in finance and banking. This combination of engineering and business training was the perfect springboard for a highly successful career providing investment banking services to the environmental and infrastructure industries.

Putting his dual interests to work in 1976, Scully joined the environmental and energy projects group of KPMG Peat Marwick, a Washington, D.C., financial advisory services firm. In 1983, he became vice president for energy ventures and privatization for Eden Hannon & Co. of Alexandria, Virginia.

In 1986, Scully formed his own business, Scully Capital Services, Inc., which has offices in Washington, D.C. and New York. The firm provides specialized investment banking and financial advisory service to clients in the environmental and infrastructure industries.

Its clients represent such civil engineering fields as wastewater, solid waste, hazardous waste, recycling and nuclear waste. For example, Scully's firm provided financial advisory services to the U.S. Department of Energy for the $5 billion clean-up at the Hanford, Washington nuclear facility. The firm is also assisting the World Bank on a $1.5 billion hydroelectric project in Laos, and a French firm in developing a strategic plan and financing strategy for large-scale water projects.


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