Brian Harris

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Brian Harris entered the Workforce Development industry in 2004 as a Professional Recruiter with Aerotek Inc., Later as an Account Recruiting Manager, he placed more 1,300 individuals into skilled trade and professional service industries, while training more than 50 Professional Recruiters throughout the Midwest region. 

After years of serving as a volunteer for the Greater Cincinnati Urban League, Harris joined the organization full-time as a Workforce Development Specialist in 2009. Since then, he has overseen programs resulting in the placement of 1,600 Cincinnati area residents into the local job market, while providing job readiness preparation, career development assistance, and mentoring services. He has created an effective network of Cincinnati area businesses and through those collaborations, has developed training programs to prepare individuals to meet the needs of the local labor market.  Through a series of promotions he now serves as the Associate Vice President of Workforce Development for the Greater Cincinnati Urban League, where heads a department specializing in soft skills training, ex-offender re-entry, and industry specific development.

Harris is a committee member of the United Way’s Work Readiness Collaborative, as well as the Construction and Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways Collaborative. His Workforce Development department recently incorporated mental health access to the services being provided by the Urban League. For his support of the growth of local small business firms, Harris received a certificate of recognition from the Urban League’s African American Business Development Program (AABDP) in 2012. In June, 2013 he became an alumni of the African American Leadership Development Program (Class XX).

Harris has a passion for motivating and developing others to reach their full potential. In addition to his work in the business community, he has ten years of High School Basketball coaching experience, spending two years as a varsity assistant coach at his alma mater, Purcell Marian High School.  For the past eight years he has served as the head coach of local high school boys Amateur Athletic Union basketball organizations.  His volunteer work has extended into the church community serving as an escort with the Vineyard Community Church’s Prom for Adults with Special Needs, as well as participating in Cincinnati Councilwoman Yvette Simpson’s Annual Youth Summit. Harris is supported by his wife Kori, and two daughters, Isabella and Shyenne.

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