Larry Corl

President

lcorl@wildlifeswfl.org

As a Princeton University Associate, Larry Corl worked solely in the development of Nuclear Fusion, at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in Princeton, New Jersey. Larry’s many hats included supervising, planning, and overseeing technicians and employees performing research operations and engineering functions on the Tokamak Fusion Reactor. He was department head working with the preventative maintenance programs, supervising and developing computer hardware and software systems for Neutral Beams Operation. Additionally, he was involved in administration and coordination of safety issues for Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and The Department of Energy. Larry’s deployments included General Atomic Labs in San Diego, California and Berkeley Labs in Berkeley, California, overseeing first buildup and operations of Neutral Beams Heating Systems, a crucial element in obtaining “100 million degree” confinement.

Larry’s early retirement has afforded him the time to enjoy many volunteer endeavors. He volunteered for almost a decade for the American Red Cross and at Mote Marine Laboratory, rescuing dolphins and whales and helping with animal rehabilitation. In 1996, Larry began volunteering for Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary in Sarasota, Florida. After Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary closed its doors, he shared his passion for wildlife rescue by joining Wildlife Center of Venice, which at that time, was in a start-up mode. Due to his extraordinary commitment to the mission, in 2015, Larry was named Vice President of Wildlife Center, and in 2017, he was named President.

Affiliations:                

• American Legion
• Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
• Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
• National Rifle Association
• Sarasota Sailing Squadron