President in Harris Planning and Strategy
Gerald is the President of Harris Planning and Strategy, a firm specializing in assisting companies and non-profit organizations in doing high quality business and strategic planning. He started the company in 2002 in order to work with non-profit organizations and those in minority communities while maintaining his corporate practice as a Senior Practitioner with Global Business Network, where he worked for 15 years. Gerald remains a member of the GBN’s network of “remarkable people.’ His consulting work at GBN was focused in the energy industry, capital-intensive companies, and regional economic development. He has led planning engagements internationally in Europe, Asia and Latin America. He is a skilled facilitator and process leader.
Over the last decade Gerald has developed a significant practice in the area of public education, in many cases doing pro-bono work for non-profit organizations.
Prior to joining GBN Gerald started his career in the Investments and Project Financing Group at the Bechtel Corporation. Following Bechtel Gerald worked 13 years for Pacific Gas & Electric Company in the areas of Corporate Finance and Strategic Planning, leaving in 1993 as Director of Planning for the Engineering and Construction Group. Gerald has an M.B.A. (Finance and Business Economics concentrations) from the University of Chicago and a B.A. (Economics) from Morehouse College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
He currently serves on the Board of the Hoffman Institute and is a National Advisor on the Board of the National Society of Black Engineers. He has previously served on the Board of Saybrook Graduate School (Psychology and Organizational Development) and a member of the Policy Review Committee for the California Energy Commission.
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