Larry De Shon
President, CEO & COO
Avis Budget Group
Larry D. De Shon is President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Avis Budget Group, a leading global provider of mobility solutions. He has overall responsibility for steering the Company’s more than 30,000 employees into the future of business, leisure and day-to-day mobility.
He joined the company in 2006, and has since held several executive-level roles, including President and Chief Operating Officer; President, International; President Europe, Middle East & Africa; and Executive Vice President, U.S. Operations
Before joining Avis Budget Group, Mr. De Shon was Senior Vice President of Airport Operations at United Airlines, Inc. As the head of United’s worldwide airport operations, he oversaw ground operations, logistics, safety, security, customer processing and service, product development and internal communications, leading an organization of 23,000 employees in 29 countries. He began his 28-year career with the airline carrier as a customer service representative and advanced to hold numerous positions of increasing responsibility during his tenure.
Mr. De Shon holds Bachelor’s degrees in both communications and sociology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.