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Lower Alabama Continuing Education Seminars, Inc. was founded in 1990 by a group of CRNAs. Our goal is to provide high quality educational opportunities at the lowest possible price. We strive to offer 20 CE credits at each of our seminars, with at least six of those being pharmacology credits. Today, LACES is owned and operated by Larry Hornsby, CRNA and Laura Hornsby Lesley, MS.

Larry Hornsby, CRNA, BSN

Larry Hornsby, CRNA, BSN

President

Larry joined LACES in 1998 and is responsible for faculty recruitment and AANA approval for each seminar. He carefully selects topics and faculty for each seminar based on feedback from our attendees. A seasoned lecturer himself, Larry is an expert on the business of anesthesia and has owned and managed several anesthesia management companies over the past 25 years. He is a two-time graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, obtaining his nursing and nurse anesthesia education there.

Laura Hornsby Lesley, MS

Laura Hornsby Lesley, MS

Vice President

Laura joined LACES in 2012 and manages registration, event planning, hotel management, record keeping, and the LACES website and social media profiles. At any LACES seminar, you’ll find her at the registration desk. She holds a Master of Science in Strategic Communication from Troy University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Karen Tully, CRNA

Karen Tully, CRNA

Executive Consultant and Partner Emeritus

Karen became a LACES partner in our earliest days and managed operations for over 20 years. She currently serves as a consultant for LACES when she’s not selling antiques, gardening, or enjoying the other typical activities of a retiree. She officially worked her last LACES seminar in 2014 but promises to come back and visit our seminars whenever she finds time in her busy schedule.