Larry L. Richman

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Larry L. Richman
Richman is the author of several books on project management.
Born 1955
Brigham City, Utah, United States[citation needed]

Larry Richman (born 1955) is a social media expert, Internet strategist, publishing executive, project management trainer, and author of over a dozen books, numerous book translations, and articles in professional journals and magazines. He is a translator in three languages.

Internet strategist and social media professional[edit]

Richman is an Internet strategist[1][2] with a specialty in using social media in product marketing. He is currently employed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) to plan, evaluate, and market the church's educational materials to members and leaders worldwide. He innovated the use of Facebook, Twitter, and other social technologies to supplement traditional communications channels within the church.[3]

Since 2006, he has been the author of, his professional blog about LDS Church materials and using social media and technology responsibly. The blog is read by an average of 18,000 unique monthly readers from 144 countries.[4] His Internet moniker is ldsWebguy.

Richman directed the content and services of, coordinating with all the websites of the LDS Church, such as,,, and He was the domain portfolio manager of the church’s hundreds of web properties with tens of thousands of web pages (plus millions of pages of documents in the Gospel Library in many languages). LDS Church websites are visited by over 25 million people each month [5] Richman directed a redesign and rebuild of from 2004-2007, implementing XML, metadata and taxonomy standards, a content management system, web portal server technology, new web search tools, and a strategy for Search Engine Optimization.[6]

Project management[edit]

Richman is a certified PMP (Project Management Professional), consultant, and trainer. He has authored seven books on project management, including two college texts.

Richman directed the Publications and Media Project Office that manages the creation of 8,000 printed, media, and web products a year in up to 185 languages. This included managing the projects for writing, editing, translation, production, printing, and international distribution in 105 offices worldwide.[7]


Richman directed the processes and systems for print and web publishing at the LDS Church.

He is the President and CEO of Century Publishing, a custom media publisher based in Salt Lake City, Utah. It publishes books and other media in both English and Spanish on topics including religion, social issues, business, biographies, and children's books. Founded in 1981, Century Publishing was previously known as "Richman Communications" and "Richman Publishing". The name was changed to Century Publishing in 1995.[8]


He has authored over a dozen books,[9] several book translations (in English, Spanish, and Cakchiquel[10]), and has published articles in professional journals and magazines.[11]


  • Richman, Larry (Fall 1982). "An Examination of Adjectival Forms in the Cakchiquel Language". Journal of Mayan Linguistics (Department of Anthropology, University of Iowa) 3 (2). 

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Briggs, Justin (December 29, 2010), "Blog: SEO",  |contribution= ignored (help)
  2. ^ "The LDS Church's "Mormon Message": Almost as omnipresent as the God it preaches". 24 August 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Richman, Larry (2011-02-23). "Mormon Times". Deseret News. Retrieved 2014-01-21.  |contribution= ignored (help)
  4. ^ Richman, Larry (July 5, 2013), "Happy 7th Birthday LDS Media Talk", 
  5. ^ Morgenegg, Ryan (2013-10-28). "LDS Church's official website to evolve over time". Church News. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  6. ^ Briggs, Justin (December 29, 2010), "Blog: SEO",  |contribution= ignored (help)
  7. ^ "About". Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  8. ^ "Company Profile", (Century Publishing) 
  9. ^ "Larry L. Richman", Author Page,, retrieved 2014-01-21 
  10. ^, retrieved 2015-10-24  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ "Publications by Larry Richman", (Century Publishing) 

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