Trustee since 2014
Currently the Chairman of the United States Geospatial-Intelligence Foundation’s (USGIF) Board of Directors, the Chairman of the Open Geospatial Consortium Board of Directors, and the CEO of JKH Consulting, Mr. Harris has contributed significant advancements to national security throughout his 39-year career in both the public and private sectors.
Previously the President of Missiles and Space, President of Special Programs, and a corporate officer at Lockheed Martin, Mr. Harris has accumulated extensive experience in aerospace, defense, and intelligence consulting. Prior to his career in the private sector, he provided direct support to both the US Secretary of Defense and the Director of Central Intelligence in several senior leadership positions within the US government, including Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space, Director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and Associate Executive Director of the Intelligence Community Management Staff.
Mr. Harris has received numerous awards, most notably the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the CIA Distinguished Service Medal, the NRO Medal for Distinguished Service, the USGIF Lifetime Achievement Award, Aviation Week Laureate Citation, NDIA’s Peter B. Teets space industry achievement award, and the James V. Hartinger Award for military space achievement.
In addition to acting as USGIF’s Chairman, Harris is a member of the US Strategic Command’s (USSTRATCOM) Strategic Advisory Group, the Sandia Intelligence Advisory Panel, and the National Security Agency Advisory Board (acquisition).
Mr. Harris holds a bachelor’s degree in Photographic Science and Instrumentation from the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he is also a Trustee. He serves on several corporate boards.