About the Author
COL (RET) Alan Landry is a dynamic, uniquely skilled leader with a proven track record of success spanning over 38 years in government and industry (Fortune 500 companies). He retired from Raytheon Missile Systems on 31 July 2012, after serving as Director of Business Development for the Land Combat Product Line in Tucson, Arizona, for over 4 ½ years. Over his 10 years with Raytheon, Alan served in a variety of leadership positions in strategy and business development organizations within the company, to include serving for 2 ½ years as Director of Strategy for Raytheon Missile Systems, a $6B annual revenue business. While at Raytheon, Alan proved himself to be an expert leader, strategist, mentor, innovator and diversity/inclusion advocate. He created a mentor organization for over 50 emerging leaders and sustained the organization for over 5 years. In recognition of these efforts Alan was awarded the Raytheon Excellence in Mentorship Award for 2012, an award limited to 30 recipients across the 70,000-employee base. Alan also served as a Raytheon Diversity and Inclusion “Game Changer” for over 5 years, a leadership position within the company to create positive change in this critical area. A much-in-demand public speaker, Alan supported numerous internal and external Raytheon audiences across the organization with presentations on leadership, mentorship, strategy, strategic planning, and diversity/inclusion. He offers a unique ability to leverage his extensive military and industry experiences to personalize these critically important topics, and connect to very diverse groups and organizations in ways that challenge them, motivate them and inspire them to be better as teams, as leaders and as followers. In addition to the 2012 Mentor Award, Alan also received the Raytheon Corporate Excellence in Business Development Team Award in 2005.
Before joining Raytheon, Alan served in the U.S. Army where he retired as a Colonel of Air Defense Artillery in 2002. Over his 26 year career, Alan served in a variety of Army and Joint command and staff positions in the United States, Germany, Korea, Kosovo and Saudi Arabia to include command of 2-43 ADA (PATRIOT) Battalion, XVIIIth Airborne Corps. Alan is a veteran of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and NATO Peace Support Operations in Kosovo, which profoundly influenced his views on diversity/inclusion and ethnic strife. During his career, Alan was awarded the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and 6 awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, among his many awards and decorations.
Alan earned a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in 1974, a Master of Military Arts and Sciences from the Army Command and General Staff College in 1989, and a second Master of Military Arts and Sciences from the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) in 1990. He is a 1997 graduate of the Army War College where he also served as a guest lecturer on Strategic Planning.
Alan was privileged to serve on the El Paso Holocaust Museum Board of Directors from 1999-2002. He served as an ex-officio member of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce from 1999-2002, and was awarded the El Paso Conquistador Award by the Mayor in 2002. Alan is currently serving on the Executive Board of Dreams for Kids, a volunteer-based non-profit that “empowers at risk youth through leadership and life-changing activities.” To learn more about this amazing organization, or how you can help, please visit the Dreams For Kids website.
Alan has been married to Paula Anne (née Williams) from Suffern, N.Y., for the past 39 years. The Landrys are the proud parents of two daughters, and two sons, both Captains serving in the US Army. They are grandparents to eight wonderful grandchildren.
Owner of ALtuitive Holdings, LLC, Alan continues to pursue his passions of strategic planning, mentorship, photography, philanthropy and leadership. Alan is proud to be affiliated with Goodman Speakers Bureau – A professional motivational speakers bureau providing keynote, motivational, professional, and corporate speakers. If you would like to schedule Alan as a speaker for your event, please click here. For a customized mentoring plan for your organization, utilizing Mentor Intelligence™, please click here or fill out the contact form.