Alissa Harrison

Alissa E. Harrison

Area(s) of Expertise: Entrepreneurship, Information Technology, Project Management
Key Industries: Education, Government, Non Profit, Technology


National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Vice President, Technology, Data, Products
Lead the organization's digital transformation by leveraging technology to achieve the National Board's objectives. Directs the product strategy, oversees technology data management, and field-facing products and systems. Ensures best practices in project and vendor management and fosters collaboration, system integration, efficiency, and stakeholder engagement while contributing to strategic decision-making as a critical senior leadership team member.

Hampton University, Assistant Vice President for Information Technology
Led Hampton Unversity's Information Technology team focused on IT enterprise-level support, web design and services, help desk, network services, computer center operations, media productions, and the Blackboard learning management system. Directed strategic IT planning. Information Technology Advisory Committee Chair.

Muse Technologies, Senior Vice President
Directed all program activities for the Government, Private Sector, and industry partners. Led 8A/small business initiatives, business development, drafted contract vehicles, and directed support as the Program Management, business process, and technical subject matter expert.

Jacobs Engineering, Senior Program Management
Directed program management activities in support of federal government initiatives. Defined the PMO structure to ensure governance through Senior Executive Level (SES) level sponsorship and support from the user/stakeholder community.

Digex/World Com, Acting Director/Group Program Manager
Led a Tiger Team research effort, established the Enterprise Program Management team process and procedures, and managed technical business development, business process re-engineering, release management, corporate team training, and Project/Program management for Siebel, PeopleSoft, Financial Business Continuity, Web Application, and Enterprise projects. Directed Enterprise IT applications and increased beta initiative from 25 users to ultimately support a 700+ external customer base and internal departmental users to 800+ professional staff members.

  • MA, Administrative Science, George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • BS, Chemistry, Howard University, Washington, DC
  • DM, Management, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland
  • Coaching, Program Management Professional, and ITILv3 Certifications