portrait of Jack Harris

August 21, 2014

President, Junior Achievement of Georgia

Biography

Jack Harris is the President of Junior Achievement of Georgia, an organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. 

He has been with Junior Achievement since 2002, beginning as the International organization as Director – International Operations, and was promoted to VP-International Operations for JA Worldwide following the merger of Junior Achievement Inc. and Junior Achievement International in 2004. Prior to Junior Achievement, Harris worked with Smith Barney and taught for two years at the Wesleyan School in Norcross. He holds a degree in politics and a certificate in political economy from Princeton University.

Harris was recognized for his work with Junior Achievement as one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 under 40 award recipients in 2009, and serves on the Board of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Emory University Board of Visitors. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta, and a 2010 graduate of Leadership Atlanta.

Harris and his wife, Laura, live in Atlanta with their four young children.