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Larry Ahlquist

General Manager
Larry Ahlquist - City Club Los Angeles

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Membership Director
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Larry Ahlquist

Larry Ahlquist - City Club Los Angeles
Role:General Manager
Serving Since:1994
Phone Number:213.633.8700

Email: larry.ahlquist@clubcorp.com

Larry Ahlquist is a man with a myriad of talents and interests. He attended Creighton University; Mr. Ahlquist has over 45 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Since his tenure began as General Manager for City Club on Bunker Hill in 1994 and Regional Manager for California, Hawaii and Washington ClubCorp Business Clubs. Mr. Ahlquist has established the City Club as the premiere meeting place for the Downtown Community's top executives. He and his Club have hosted civic leaders, international figureheads, top executives and other distinguished professionals in both the public and private sector.

Mr. Ahlquist was awarded the “Club Manager of the Year’ in 2000, Gold Circle of Excellence 2004, 2015 Silver Circle of Excellence 2005, 2010, 2014, 2016 Bronze Circle of Excellence 2002 and Super Star of the Year 2004 and 2005 and All-Star in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Mr. Ahlquist moved the City Club Bunker Hill from its original Location to 555 South Flower St, in 2013 and supervised an 11 million dollar build out of the New City Club Los Angeles.

Mr. Ahlquist’s other professional accomplishments include acting as a consultant for 28 City and Country Clubs in the Southern California region for ClubCorp, where he facilitated the implementation of action and marketing plans to ensure that Club Managers achieved revenue goals totaling $140 Million. Prior to that, Mr. Ahlquist served as Vice President of 23 theme Specialty Restaurants located throughout the East Coast, where he achieved over 73 Million in revenues.

Mr. Ahlquist has also served as Vice President (1982-1986) for the Hungry Tiger Restaurant chain, where he managed operations throughout California, Arizona and Nevada.

From 1986-1989, Mr. Ahlquist was also the President of Ahlquist Trading, which specialized in exporting produce to target markets in both Europe and Asia. During this time, Mr. Ahlquist's vast knowledge of international trade and taxation laws helped him successfully negotiate contracts between growers and international distributors, as well between various government agencies and airfreight companies.

Always an active civic participant, Mr. Ahlquist is a member of several Downtown Los Angeles organizations, most notably a Board Member of the Ketchum YMCA, Thomas & Ethel Bradley Foundation, Central City Association, and the Millennium Momentum.

In addition to his extensive list of professional and civic activities, Mr. Ahlquist's other passions include the Martial Arts, where he is a practicing Master of Anjing Banfa, SCUBA, International Travel and golf.

Mr. Ahlquist is the proud father of four and grandfather to five.