Larry Needle

In Their Own Words


Press Attaché: 13th Maccabiah

Larry first experienced the Maccabiah Games when he was visiting Israel as a young man and had the opportunity to see the Opening Ceremony of the 12thMaccabiah Games.  He took his first job out of college with Maccabi USA as a Communications Associate with the organization.  Larry then became part of the USA Team at the 13th Maccabiah in the position of Press Attaché and has remained closely involved with Maccabi USA ever since.

In 1991, Larry left Maccabi USA to take a position with the Philadelphia Sports Congress (PSC), part of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, where he was the Director of Promotions, and in 1996 was promoted to Executive Director of the PSC.  Under his leadership, PSC has attracted many sporting events to Philadelphia, including ESPN X-Games and U.S. Gymnastics Championships among other prestigious events.

Larry and his wife Amy currently reside in Merion Station, PA with their two sons.