Steve Harrison joined the Hampton Roads Alliance in June 2019. As Vice President of Business Intelligence & Communications, Steve leads the organization’s Business Intelligence division, which serves as a central source of data for the Hampton Roads region and local business environment. He also leads the Marketing & Communications team, directing their work to ensure that the Alliance effectively tells the story of Hampton Roads to a broad audience. Steve previously served as Research Director for the Alliance from 2010-2012. Between that time and his return to the Alliance in 2019, he served as Business Development and Research Manager for Virginia Beach Economic Development.
Steve 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 served as President of the Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA) in 2021; he currently serves as VEDA's Immediate Past President. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Virginia Tech Center for Economic and Community Engagement.
Steve was named among the Inside Business "Top 40 Under 40" in 2021.
Hampton Roads Alliance
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Norfolk, VA 23510
The College of William & Mary 2008
Bachelor's in Government
The College of William & Mary 2010
Master's of Public Policy
2021 President, Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA)
Communications/ Public Relations, Internet/ Web Applications, Leadership Development, Marketing, Membership Development, Organization Management, Public Policy Issues, Strategic Planning