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Larry Baratto received his B.S. degree in Marketing from Seton Hall University and has held a number of positions in high-tech companies and a direct response agency. He took early retirement after twenty-five years of service at IBM to spend more time with his family, do some marketing consulting and to volunteer and support local and regional organizations including serving the Boards of Bobby Dodd Intsitute (Atlanta), The Living History Park (North Augusta) and the Imperial Theatre (Augusta).

His wife, Brenda, made a career move over twelve years ago and they moved to North Augusta from Atlanta. Larry has been involved in many local organizations including a Board member of the colonial-era North Augusta Living History Park, being an active member of the Master Gardener program helping Aiken County residents with their gardening questions and projects, a member of the Yellow Jessamine Festival planning committee, President of the Board of Directors of the historic Imperial Theatre of Augusta where he spearheaded a capital campaign team that raised over $1.25M in 2012 and is a member of the Lion’s Club where he helps on a number of projects including the annual North Augusta Christmas Parade.

Larry’s extensive communications skills include writing newsletters, collateral, website content and press/P/R. Larry was a contributing editor for Georgia Gardening Magazine and publisher of Multimedia Today a software industry quarterly publication. Larry is active in the Heritage Council of North Augusta and has presented to the Board of the Heritage Corridor and is involved in other service projects and programs supporting SC tourism.

Larry has been the Executive Director of Augusta Ballet since October 2014. 


DAVID SWANSON - Assistant Director