Larry Willis is the owner / operator at The Gables Wine Country Inn bed and breakfast in Santa Rosa. He is an advocate for the hospitality and tourism industry in Sonoma County. Larry serves as president of Wine Country Inns of Sonoma County and on the Board of the Sonoma County Hospitality Association. Before moving to Sonoma County and purchasing The Gables Inn, Larry was senior manager of marketing for American Railcar Industries in Saint Louis focusing primarily on tank cars transporting hazardous materials. He served on national and international committees focusing on the safe transportation of these materials. Following 911, Larry worked with federal agencies to enhance rail transportation safety. Prior he spent 10 years as a construction manager building fossil and nuclear steam power plants. He received his BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Saint Louis University.