Chairman and Founder
As a trained storyteller and communications expert, Larry Kopp has nearly 35 years of experience across several sectors: advocacy, nonprofit, political and public policy and the entertainment industry.
Larry founded The TASC Group two decades ago with a mission to work with the most dynamic and inspiring leaders and organizations in the nonprofit, political advocacy and business worlds. He has worked on some of the most significant and high-profile public relations campaigns in the country and has built political grassroots organizations in more than a dozen states. He also has helped manage multi-million-dollar political campaigns at the state and local level and worked on several presidential campaigns.
Larry has appeared as a crisis communications expert on major news shows and has been quoted extensively in dozens of major national media outlets, including CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, People Magazine, Reuters and The Associated Press. His writings have appeared in PR Week Magazine.
Larry also had a lengthy career as a professional actor before joining the political and nonprofit worlds, appearing in Hollywood blockbuster films and TV shows, including the Farrelly Brothers hit “Dumb and Dumber,” major appearances on “Law and Order”, ABC’s TV series “Supercarrier,” the film “Alien Nation” starring Mandy Patinkin and James Caan, among others.
Larry has performed in more than 40 plays in New York and Chicago premiering the works of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Mamet and Shel Silverstein. He also appeared in Mamet’s film “Homicide”which premiered at and opened the New York Film Festival. He is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company along with Mamet, W.H. Macy and Felicity Huffman.
Larry graduated from Phillips Academy Andover and attended the prestigious acting program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Columbia University. He is married with three children and lives in Montclair, New Jersey.
What do you love most about working in public relations?
I love helping our clients move the dial for the causes they are fighting for. The people in the public relations and communications space are also great.
What has been a highlight in your career so far?
Starring in the hit movie Dumb and Dumber. No, not really – I think both working with 60 Minutes for Park51, the Islamic center near Ground Zero, as well as the Trayvon Martin Family.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I spend time with my family, ski, scuba dive and golf. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? Surround yourself with people who are smarter and more capable than you.
What’s your favorite quote?
“Taxes are the price we pay for civilized society.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes