Lanny Martin founded Platte River Equity in 2006 after serving as CEO of publicly-held industrial, chemical and metals companies for 18 years.
Lanny was Chairman and CEO of Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET)(formerly NYSE: TIE). In addition, Lanny was CEO and President of NL Industries, Inc., a specialty chemical producer that also owned Baroid Corporation, a diversified oilfield service business, which is now part of Halliburton. Prior to NL Industries, Inc., he was a partner of the Kirkland & Ellis law firm.
Lanny is a founding director and Chairman of the Board of Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI), the largest owner and operator of U.S. wireless communication sites. He is also the lead director of Apartment Investment Management Company (NYSE: AIV) and Intrepid Potash (NYSE: IPI). Lanny formerly served as lead director of the Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL).
Lanny is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Northwestern University and Chairman of the Board of the Denver Art Museum.
Lanny holds a J.D. degree, cum laude, from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and a B.S. in Business Administration from Northwestern University. He served in the U.S. Army and was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, which is situated on the north bank of the Platte River. He and his wife have three children and eight grandchildren.