Who's Who of Top Executives

Lawrence “Larry” E. McPhail

Title: Executive Director
Company: The New Non-Profit Institute (NNPI INC)
Location: Sussex, New Jersey, United States

Lawrence “Larry” E. McPhail, Executive Director at the New Non-Profit Institute (NNPI INC), has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nonprofit community service and technology.

Inspired to pursue his field by events in his younger years, Mr. McPhail is the executive director of the New Nonprofit Institute and a technology consultant with Priority IT LLC in Newton, New Jersey, since 2019. Simultaneously, he is the president and chairman of the board of trustees for the Glenwood Pochuck Volunteer Ambulance Corps in Vernon, New Jersey, since 2017 and a minister, director and founder of the Universal Life Church of New Jersey since 2018. He began his career as the chief executive officer and a captain of the Sparta Ambulance Service, Inc., from 1983 to 2009, during which time he held myriad roles at other companies. Prior to the start of his career, Mr. McPhail graduated from Lenape Valley Regional High School in Stanhope, New Jersey, in 1981 and earned a Bachelor of Science in management science from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 1988. This year, he will attain a model-based systems engineering degree in architecture and systems engineering through MIT xPro, and he is also pursuing Master of Business Administration from the University of the People, which he will receive in 2021.

Active in his local community, Mr. McPhail was a life member of the Sparta Ambulance Service, Inc., from 1983 to 2009 and a member of the community dispute resolution committee of the Superior Court of New Jersey from 1996 to 2008. Presently, he is a board member, safety officer and information officer for Vernon Little League Baseball since 2013, president and chair of the board of trustees for the New Jersey Fair Play Vernon Vipers team since 2015, and president, chair of the board of trustees and emergency medical technician for the Glenwood Pochuck Volunteer Ambulance Corps since 2017. An avid hockey fan, Mr. McPhail supports the New Jersey Devils.

In five years, Mr. McPhail plans to turn the NJMS project into an important method of preserving the histories and traditions of volunteer EMS. He also wishes to set up a billing service for volunteer EMS squads. Right now, Mr. McPhail is in the process of developing a leadership course for nonprofit leaders, specifically the boards of nonprofits, and doing research and learning on leadership qualities. That is what lead him to adopt Nelson Mandela’s mindset that he “does not fail,” but he “either wins or learns.”

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