ALLIANCE HIRES VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
The Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance (the Alliance) is pleased to announce it has hired Steve Harrison as its first Vice President of Business Intelligence. This position represents the organization’s continued commitment to serving companies looking to expand or relocate to Hampton Roads. “Providing businesses with the information about our region is key to our success, and there is no one better to lead these efforts than Steve Harrison.” says Alliance Interim President & CEO, Steve Herbert.
As Vice President of Business Intelligence, Harrison will lead the organization’s Business Intelligence division and serve as a liaison between state and locality partners when assisting businesses looking for information to assist with their expansion or relocation needs.
Steve Harrison previously served as Research Director for the Alliance from 2010-2012. Since that time, he has served as Business Development and Research Manager for Virginia Beach Economic Development. During which time, he significantly enhanced the way Virginia Beach positioned itself as a business destination through the creation of a variety of new portals and documents, including the Virginia Beach Community Profile, websites, and a first-of-its-kind iPad App. His work garnered four International Economic Development Council (IEDC) awards. He also served as a creator and lead of the VABeachBio biomedical business development initiative and is on the board of 757Accelerate.
Harrison is a Hampton Roads native with extensive experience in economic Development. He is a two-time graduate of The College of William & Mary, with both a Bachelor’s in Government and a Master’s in Public Policy. He is actively involved in the community and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Virginia Economic Developers Association as Secretary and as Communications Chair.
Harrison shared the following about his new role:
“I am honored to serve as the Alliance’s first Vice President of Business Intelligence and I look forward to engaging with all 11 of its member localities and private sector investors to bring businesses to Hampton Roads. Companies thrive when they locate in our region, and we are committed to providing businesses with unprecedented access to the data they need to make a site selection decision.”
Please join us in welcoming Mr. Steve Harrison to the Alliance team.