After 31 years with Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, including the last four years as chief executive officer, Clark Whitworth is leaving Larry H. Miller Group to serve as a mission president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Whitworth will stay on as chief executive officer through the transition process as LHM’s board executive committee begins a search for Whitworth’s replacement. The board will consider internal and external candidates.
The company notes that it has experienced “tremendous financial and operational growth” during Whitworth’s time with the company.
“I am very thankful and appreciative of the work Clark has done over the past 31 years, including the last four years as CEO,” Gail Miller, chairman and owner of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, said in a news release.
“He has done an exceptional job leading this organization, and his many accomplishments will have a profound and lasting effect,” Miller said. “Our family, board and leadership team are committed to perpetuating the values and preserving the strengths that have been foundational to our success for the last four decades. This includes hiring the most qualified CEO candidate to protect our interests and continue the momentum and growth of the company into the foreseeable future.”
Whitworth and his wife, Jennifer, will oversee the missionary and service work of about 500 full-time individuals in the Villahermosa Mexico Mission. The Whitworths will serve for a three-year period starting July 1.
“My faith has always been a priority for me, so it was natural for Jennifer and me to accept this calling. It has been a privilege to fill the role of CEO and to be a steward of this outstanding organization that Larry and Gail sacrificed so much to build,” Whitworth said in a news release. “The Larry H. Miller Group of Companies is now entering a new phase, and I am confident that we have the right leadership and staff in place to meet its future challenges and embrace new opportunities. I have been fortunate to have worked over the past 31 years with some of the best and brightest people anywhere.”