Warren Lasch—Dedicated to Preserving American History
About Warren Lasch
A graduate of John Carroll University, Warren Lasch balances a busy career as a transportation executive with a commitment to a variety of civic and community initiatives. From 1996 to 2005, Mr. Lasch served as the chairman of the Friends of Hunley, a nonprofit group devoted to resurrecting and preserving the H.L Hunley, a Civil War submarine that sank after becoming the first submarine to sink an opposing vessel in combat. Under his direction, the Friends of Hunley's campaign to raise and restore the submarine gained international acclaim upon its successful completion in 2001. Currently, the historic vessel sits on display in Charleston’s Warren Lasch Conservation Center.
Since spearheading the successful raising and restoration of the H.L. Hunley, Warren Lasch has earned significant recognition from government and civic organizations, including receiving the Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian honor given by the state of South Carolina. He has also received honors from the Civil War Preservation Trust, the Maritime Association of the Port of Charleston, and the National Park Service.
Professionally, Mr. Lasch has founded and led several transportation companies over the past four decades. In addition to developing several major trucking and transportation innovations during his career, he spent eight years as a governor-appointed member of the Michigan Truck and Safety Commission.