Larry Lazarus, chairman of the Banner Health Board of Directors, is an attorney and president of the Arizona law firm Lazarus, Silvyn & Bangs, PC, which specializes in land-use planning, zoning and development, environmental law, and land-use infrastructure financing. Among his many professional accomplishments, Lazarus was co-author of the City of Phoenix’s first General Plan, which became a model for many urban areas throughout the U.S.
Answering the call to serve, Lazarus is involved with numerous civic and community organizations, including the Anti-Defamation League, Greater Phoenix Leadership, Phoenix Community Alliance, Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, the American Planning Association, and the Urban Land Institute. His contributions have been recognized with several honors and distinctions.
Lazarus holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and political science from the University of Iowa at Iowa City and a law degree from Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa.