Larry L. Melton is beginning his 18th year as CEO of Johnson, Miller & Co., CPA’s PC. The full service regional public accounting firm was opened in 1937 and has offices in Odessa, Midland and Hobbs, NM.
Larry graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. He started his career as a staff engineer at Phillips Petroleum Co. Larry then entered the banking business and served in the industry for 30 years in various roles, including president of two banks.
Extremely active in the community, Larry has served on numerous boards, including the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Odessa and Odessa & Midland Jaycees. From 1999 – 2001 he served on the Odessa City Council, and from 2001 – 2012 he served as Mayor of Odessa. Larry has received numerous awards and honors. He has been awarded the Bill Elms United Way Award, Boy Scouts Man-of-the-Year Award, Hispanic Chamber Amistad Award and was named Odessa’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year.
Larry and his wife J’Nevelyn reside in Odessa and will be celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary in September. They have two children, Julie Melton Porter and Jeff L. Melton, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.