Larson Slade Associates, a registered, licensed small woman-owned business (WOSB) based in the Washington D.C. metro area, was founded in 1985 by Andrean Larson. Ms. Larson worked in the U.S. House of Representatives and as a television news reporter before turning to federal contracting and Native American consulting.
As a news videographer, producer/director and writer, she began using her media and newswriting skills to develop pioneering computer-based training systems for the US military, evolving with the industry to today’s sophisticated blended learning solutions. At the same time she began to support and manage business development pursuits, and she has helped clients pursue business at a majority of federal agencies, state and local governments, from foundations and in the commercial sector.
She is Shipley-trained, and in the past 10 years she has led teams in winning a combined total of almost $3 billion in business (including multi-award vehicles and grants). She recently provided tribal 8(a) training and technical assistance in Indian Country under Larson Slade’s subcontract with the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
In 1992 Larson Slade was invited to support examination of the Indian Trust Fund, which was managed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs on behalf of individual Indian and tribal account holders. Through that and follow-on work, Ms. Larson visited many BIA Area/Region and Agency Offices as well as tribal governments. We soon established a practice dedicated to helping tribes and Indian citizens and businesses pursue business, program and tribal goals while preserving traditional tribal values.
A long-time Washington player, Larson Slade has well-established relationships and partnerships across the nation. This resource bench enables us to help clients in many ways – design strategic plans, form teams, recruit specialized consultants, resolve difficult problems, communicate effectively, improve performance and win and keep business.